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Couple arrested for hiring thugs to assault School Teacher in Ogun



A man, Oyedele Nutai Joseph, and his wife, Elizabeth Joseph, were on Tuesday, January 18, arrested by men of Ogun state police command for unlawfully invading Toyon High school Ere village in Ado Odo area of Ado Odo ota local government, with thugs to attack a teacher Abel Thomas for beating their son Joshua Joseph an SS3 student of the school.

The suspects were arrested following a distress call received by the policemen at Ado Odo divisional headquarters, from the school, that parents of one of their students are in the school with thugs and have beaten and injured one of the teachers.

Upon the distress call, the DPO of Ado Odo division, SP Arowojeun Michael, quickly led his men to the school where the couple were arrested while their other accomplices escaped.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the teacher Abel Thomas, ‘moderately corrected’ an SS3 student of the school by the name Joshua Joseph who then went home to inform his parents that he was beaten by the teacher.

Having heard from their son, the parents who felt that the teacher has no right to beat their son for any reason mobilized some thugs and stormed the school.

On getting to the school, they descended heavily on the teacher, beat and injured him. They also damaged the back screen of a Toyota Corolla with registration number LSD 395 FV belonging to another teacher of the school Jolayemi Sunday.

Confirming the incident, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesperson of the state police command, said the injured teacher had been taken to the hospital for medical treatment.

He added that the state commissioner of police CP Lanre Bankole has ordered that the escaped thugs who accompanied the couple to attack the school should be hunted for and brought to justice. He also directed that the arrested couple should be charged to court without delay.