Teacher Attacked by Pupil’s Father In Delta State Passes Away, Colleagues Rally for Justice
In a distressing incident that unfolded on Wednesday, the Ika South chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers in Delta State rallied together in protest over the alleged murder of one of their own, Mr. Sunday Ufah. The tragic incident took place at the premises of Alihame Mixed Secondary School, Agbor. Mr. Ufah met his untimely demise after reportedly being assaulted by a parent, identified only as Mr. Uweke.
The sequence of events leading to this heart-wrenching incident began when a group of students, including Mr. Uweke’s child, purportedly consumed palm wine from someone else’s farm. In response, the school administration decided to take disciplinary action against the students involved.
According to a source within the community, “A man complained to the school authority that some students entered his farm and drank his palm wine, so the teacher disciplined them. However, one of the students reported the matter to his father.”
Tragically, the situation escalated when Mr. Uweke arrived at the school. Eyewitnesses reported that he used a cane to strike Mr. Ufah, resulting in the teacher collapsing and struggling for his life. Shockingly, onlookers refrained from intervening due to fear of the assailant.
Following the attack, Mr. Ufah was rushed to a nearby hospital, but his life could not be saved, and he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
In response to this horrifying incident, the Chairman of the NUT Ika South branch, Isaac Arimokwu, led a peaceful protest to demand justice for their fallen colleague. Arimokwu stated, “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.”
The Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the killing and the subsequent arrest of the suspect. “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 explained. This tragic incident has sent shockwaves through the education community in the region, prompting a call for swift and decisive action to ensure justice is served.