Mother Killed Teacher For Flogging Student In Anambra

A secondary school teacher of Starlight Secondary School, Ogidi in Idemili North local government area of Anambra State has been allegedly killed by the mother and a relation of her student who she allegedly flogged.

Until her death, Miss Rita Odilinye was an Igbo language teacher and class mistress in the school.

According to a teacher in the school, “The teacher come to the school only to discover that her class was not swept and when she asked the students in the class why the class was not swept, she was informed that it was the turn of one Chinaza Okafor to sweep the class.

The source said: “The students told her that Chinaza, who was supposed to sweep the class before going home the previous day after school dismissal as they used to do, did not sweep it. ” And when queried by the teacher, she proved stubborn in her response which angered the teacher and she flogged her.

“As she was being flogged, she ran out of the class and scaled the school fence since the gate was locked. She made straight to their house where she reported to her mother that she was flogged by her teacher for not sweeping the classroom. “Furiously, the mother came to the school armed with sticks, accompanied by her daughter and one other person to revenge the flogging meted out to her daughter.

“On arriving at the school, the mother could not see the teacher as she was said to have gone out to attend a meeting of private school administrators.

“Efforts made by other teachers in the school to calm down the aggrieved persons and allow the school authorities to handle the case fell on deaf ears.

“When they saw the teacher at the entrance of the school gate while she was returning from the meeting, they confronted her and during a scuffle she slumped and was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was confirmed dead”.

Confirming the incident, the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, in charge of the area, Mr. Mark Ijarafu said the corpse of the teacher has been deposited at Iyi-Enu Hospital mortuary. Adding that, the mother of the student, the daughter and one other person have been arrested while investigation is ongoing.

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