A Secondary school teacher was beatenand detained by police for punishing two student- rapists.
A Mathematics teacher who tried to discipline two brothers for gang-raping a 12-year-old co-student has been detained by the police in Nsukka, Enugu State for daring to punish the duo.
The two brothers, said to be in Senior Secondary 3 (SS3) , in the private secondary school on Ogurugu Road Nsukka, were said to have taken their turns in raping the junior student while also filming their action with their camera phone.
The Mathematics teacher who caught them in action and disciplined them, however, paid dearly for his action, as the parents of the boys, later allegedly, beat him to stupor before reporting him at the Nsukka Police station where he was detained for discipling their children.
A student of the school who declined to say her name said the incident happened after they had finished their third-term examinations and normal school activities had ceased. “We still come to school because we are waiting for our results. We are also preparing for our graduation ceremony which will hold soon. “Yes, we heard that two boys who are brothers raped a Juniour Secondary School 3; JSS-3 student. We also heard that Uncle, our Maths teacher, was detained because he punished them. “Every day, he tells us that he is going to the town in the morning but we don’t know whether he goes to report at the police station or not. “We heard that the parents of the boys invited the police to arrest him and he was detained. That is the much I heard,’’ the student said.
A teacher in the school, who also spoke on the condition of anonymity, said it was unthinkable that the police would be called to arrest a person for trying to correct the society. “The police should not be used at the whims and caprices of individuals. They should know that their responsibility is to the generality of the people,’’ the embittered teacher lamented.
The Police Area Commander for Nsukka, Mr Yabanet was away to Enugu for the Commissioner’s briefing, but a senior police officer confirmed the story. He however, said that the police at Nsukka would refer the matter to the state Criminal and Investigations Department, CIID, after its preliminary investigations, since it was a rape related matter. ” You should talk to the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, or the Commissioner of Police, Mr Danmalam Mohammed for further comments on this issue, if you want,” he added, pointing out that they had no permission to speak to the press on any matter.