The Police in Delta have arrested a father accused of causing the death of a teacher at Alihami Secondary School in Agbor, Ika North East Local Government Area of the state.
The police gave the name of the man as Nnajiofor Nweke.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Spokesman of the command, DSP Bright Edafe.
Edafe said the incident took place on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 after a disciplinary action against the suspect’s son, who was accused of stealing palm wine.
He said the suspect’s son, alongside other students, stole two kegs of palm wine from a local shop.
This incident was promptly reported to the school authorities, who identified the students and imposed a punitive measure, which included corporal punishment.
According to the police spokesman, the suspect, after learning of the disciplinary measures taken against his child, visited the school armed with a cane and started flogging the teachers.
One of the teachers collapsed and died during the attack.
Edafe wrote, “Failed parenting!!! Now turned into a murder case On October 18, 2023, the suspect Nnajiofor Nweke, a father of one student (name withheld) at Alihame Mixed secondary School Agbor, on the said date, his son, alongside other students, went to a palm wine shop and allegedly stole two kegs of palm wine.
“The matter was reported to the school authorities, and the students were flogged. The suspect came to the school in protest with a cane and started flogging teachers.
“One of the teachers slumped and died. The suspect is currently in SCID undergoing investigation for a suspected case of murder. See what I am always talking about today parenting. Now him don buy market.”