Some officials of the Deeper Life High School in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital have been arraigned for their alleged role in the sexual molestation and forced starvation of an 11-year-old student of the school.
The police are arraigning the suspects following their investigation of the petition by the mother of the student, Mrs Deborah against the school principal, Ndidi Solomon and three others.
In her petition, Mrs Okezie had alleged that her son, a JSS 1 student of the school, was sexually molested, inhumanly treated, and starved in the school.
She had raised an alarm in a viral social media video claiming that the abuse was perpetrated by some senior students of the school, sparking outrage and investigation by the police.
The school authorities also vowed to ensure justice is done on the matter.
All this is after the Police in Akwa Ibom State spoke of commencing investigation into the case of alleged sexual molestation and maltreatment of the JSS1 student
According to a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Odiko MacDon, the investigation follows a petition received by Mrs Deborah, mother of the victim.
The police spokesperson added that the Commissioner of Police, Amiengheme Andrew, has ordered an investigation into the matter and the investigation has commenced immediately.
See the full statement by the police below:
The Akwa Ibom State Police Command is in receipt of a petition by one Mrs Deborah Archibong, aged 41yrs, mother of one Don-Davis Iniobong Archibong ‘m’, aged 11yrs, a student of Deeper Life High School, Idoro Road, Uyo, wherein she alleged that her son, Master Don-Davis Iniobong was inhumanly treated, sexually molested and suffered starvation, against one Mrs Ndidi Solomon, aged 45yrs and three (3) others.
The Commissioner of Police, Amiengheme Andrew, has ordered a discreet investigation into the matter and the said investigation has commenced immediately.
The CP, while enjoining all parties involved to exercise restraint pending the outcome of the investigation, has assured the good people of Akwa Ibom State that no stone will be left unturned in unraveling the truth and that the outcome of the investigation will be made known to the general public.