The principal and a housemaster of the Edo College, Benin City have been dismissed by the Edo State Government following an abusive video that made rounds on social media on Monday.
Some senior college students were shown viciously brutalizing and humiliating their peers in the disturbing video, with one of them totally naked.
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The perpetrators would be punished under the Child Rights Law, according to Osarodion Ogie, the Secretary to the Edo State Government.
The statement read;
“The Edo State Government has watched with disdain the disturbing viral social media video of abuse by students of Edo College, Benin City, the Edo State capital,”
The State Ministry of Education on enquiry discovered that the incident took place at the college premises and involved Senior Secondary School (SSS) students of Akenzua Hall of residence, who are writing their National Examinations Council (NECO) final examination.
The disturbing video exposed the incompetence of the management of the school authority and the delinquent behaviour of the students who carried out the abusive action.
On account of the above, government has taken the following actions:
1. The Principal of Edo College, Mr. Peter Edomwonyi, has been instructed to proceed on suspension effective immediately. He is to hand over all property and assets of the school in his possession to the next most senior Vice Principal of the school. He is to remain on suspension until the investigation of the incident is concluded and government provides further directive on the matter.
2. The House Master for Akenzua Hall of Residence, Mr. Oamen Stanley, has also been suspended indefinitely, with immediate effect.
3. All the students involved in the abusive behaviour have been handed over to the Ministry of Justice for investigation and prosecution in accordance with the Child Rights Law.
4. The Edo State Ministry of Health is reaching out to the victims to ascertain the state of their health and provide the necessary support.
The Edo State Government is committed to maintaining a school environment that is safe for children and offers apologies to the victims of the abuse, their parents and members of the public.
Watch the disturbing video below;
Nigerians furiously trooped to the comment section to react;
marthas_secrets wrote: “This is not good at all
, the school authorities need to be dealt with”
spacedarealman wrote: “Try this Sheet with my child you pay with your life
ebongosenterprise wrote; ‘Dem never enter University dem don form gang!”
successful_neo wrote: “This is Edo college na
Back of Akenzua hotel !
That’s my formal hostel”
springwaters66 wrote: “Shame this little kids brought to my Great Edo College. Great Ecoba’s world wide. “Edo College we all hail thee”
edosuyi_eheneden wrote: “This is very hard to watch.. this should be investigated..kids taking laws into their tiny hands…”