NUT demands justice for teacher who died after being attacked by pupil’s father

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In Delta State, the Ika South chapter of the Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT, has called on authorities to ensure that the father of a pupil who allegedly killed a teacher in the Alihame Mixed Secondary School, Agbor, be brought to book.

The NUT made the call during a peaceful protest which its members staged in the state on Friday.

The late teacher whose name is Sunday Ufah, was allegedly killed by a pupil’s father who has been identified simply as Uweke, on Wednesday.

Uweke was said to have attacked the teacher in the school compound a day after the teacher disciplined his child amongst other pupils for drinking someone’s palm wine on a farm.

A source in the community said, “A man complained to the school authority that some students entered his farm and drank his palm wine, so the teacher disciplined them but one of the students reported the matter to his father.

“The father went to the school and used a cane to hit the teacher. Immediately, the teacher fell and started battling for life. Nobody touched the man because of fear.

“As the man left, they rushed the teacher to a hospital where he was confirmed dead on arrival.”

Meanwhile, speaking at the peaceful protest, the branch Chairman, NUT Ika South, Isaac Arimokwu, said, “We are embarking on a peaceful protest over the sudden death of one of us, late Sunday Ufah, after a sudden attack on the members of staff of Alihame Mixed Secondary School, Agbor yesterday (Wednesday).

“We are calling on the Delta State Government and the police to bring the perpetrator to book.”

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the killing, adding that the suspect has been arrested.

“The man is a father of one of the students who claimed that his son was flogged and as a result, he attacked the teacher,” Edafe said.

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