Richard Ginika Izuora
Investigation has commenced to ascertain the culpability of the principal of an Islamic school in flogging of accused students who visited a clubhouse.
The Kwara State Police Command said it is interrogating the principal of Misbaudeen Al Islamiy Arabic School for sanctioning the flogging of five students for going to a clubhouse.
The Commands Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Okesanmi Ajayi, on Monday, October 11, said, “The principal is currently being interrogated and investigation has commenced into the matter.”
He added that the principal had also been suspended until the end of the investigation.
The Kwara State Commissioner for Education Sa’adatu Modibbo Kawu, said that a panel had been constituted to investigate the incident.
Kawu also said the head of the Arabic school, who admitted to directing the punishment; had been asked to step aside pending the conclusion of the investigation.
“The government has also taken the affected students to a public hospital for proper medical examination and treatment. This is to ensure that none of them suffers any physical or psychological damage,” said the Commissioner.