High school teacher arraigned for damaging student’s eye while flogging

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A 33-year-old secondary school teacher in Lagos, Dare Olaleye, has been arraigned at an Ogba Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly flogging a 16-year-old senior secondary school student and injuring his right eye.

Mr Olaleye, a resident of 22 Kokumo Street, County Bus Stop, Ogba, Lagos, denied a charge of assault on his arraignment on Monday.

Police prosecutor, Benson Emuerhi, told the court that the teacher committed the offence on March 29 between 11 am and 1 pm at Camp David Academy located at 7 Bodunrin Caulcrick Close, Ogba, Lagos.

Emuerhi said the teacher was supervising examinations at the school and had requested that SS1 and SS2 students leave the hall before the commencement of their examination.

“The defendant alleged that the complainant, Daniel Agboola an SS1 student, had hit him while leaving the hall and Olaleye canned the student as punishment.

“While the teacher was caning Agboola, the cane hit him in his right eye, leading to a serious injury which required surgery,” he said.

The prosecution said the alleged offence contravened Section 173 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

Chief Magistrate Olufunke Sule-Amzat granted the teacher bail in the sum of N50, 000 with a surety in like sum.

Sule-Amzat adjourned the case until October 21 for mention.