A teacher of Arise Nursery and Primary School, Asaba, Delta State have been apprehended by the police for reportedly flogging a 19-month-old child to death.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Bright Edafe, who confirmed the incident, said the matter is under investigation and the teacher has been arrested.
Recall that the deceased pupil, simply identified as Obinna, was allegedly given 31 strokes of the cane by the teacher for playing with water and getting wet.
Edafe confirmed that the victim died on Saturday.
He said: “We have the suspect who is the son of the owner of the school in our custody. He is a teacher in the school.
“But I wonder how a teacher would flog a pupil 31 strokes of the cane. I am only hearing from the media that it was 31 strokes of the cane.
“The question is was anybody there to count the strokes while the flogging was on?”