Akwa Ibom Gov Orders Probe Into Alleged Child Abuse At Deeper Life College In Viral Video


Akwa Ibom Gov Orders Probe Into Alleged Child Abuse At Deeper Life College In Viral VideoAkwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has mandated his Commissioner for Education, Dr Enobong Mboho, to commence investigation into the alleged case of child abuse at Deeper Life High School in the state.

The governor’s order was contained in a statement made available to journalists on Sunday.

This comes a distraught mother identified as Deborah Okezie called out the management of Deeper Life High School in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital for allegedly subjecting her son to harsh treatment.

The woman posted a now-viral video on Facebook where she alleged that said some senior students in the college “habitually inserted their fingers and toes in his son’s anus”.

Okezie added that her son was well-fed before being sent off to the boarding school, but he returned home skinny and malnourished.

She stated that her son was a shadow of himself when she visited him in the school and the staff at the school almost prevented her from seeing the boy.

Upon inquiry, Okezie said she discovered that her son who was once lively and cheerful has become withdrawn.

The viral video sparked reactions from many aggrieved Nigerians who called for a thorough investigation.

Read Also: Mom Cries Out Over Alleged Maltreatment Of Son At Deeper Life High School In Akwa Ibom (Video)

The statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Ini EmemObong, reads in part;

The state government has noted with great concern the complaints by a parent, whose child is a student of the Deeper Life College, Uyo.

The complaint gleaned from social and traditional media relate to the maltreatment and abuse of the complainant’s child, which occurred at the said school.

It added;

Consequently, the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Udom Emmanuel, has directed the Commissioner for Education to immediately investigate these complaints and take necessary action.

The state government is committed to the protection of children wherever they may be within its jurisdiction.





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