An 11-year-old boy has allegedly been molested and dehumanized by his principal, teachers and colleagues for bed wetting at Deeper Life High School in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
A Twitter user who narrated the ordeal and shared a video of the mother by name Doborah Okezie lamenting bitterly about his son said the JSS 1 was punished and starved for bed wetting before the school authorities transferred him to the seniors’s hostel where he was raped and molested by SS2 students.
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“The innocent boy was starved by teachers as punishment for bedwetting. The school principal took the punishment a step further by moving him from the JS1 hostel to the SS2 hostel.
“In the SS 2 hostel, this poor boy was severely molested & raped by his seniors. They made him take off his underwear & then went ahead to insert their fingers, toes, fists & whatsoever pleased them into his anus.
“This child was brutally sodomized by his seniors within the walls of a boarding school run by a popular Nigerian church. Those devilish seniors threatened to kill him if he ever told anybody.
“Even the teachers who starved him for bedwetting also threatened to make life miserable for him if he ever told his parents that he was starved. When the boy’s mum came to the school to take him they were reluctant to release him to her!”
The woman’s son also recounted some of the abuses he was subjected to, alleging that he was forced to starve for days.
The boy said;
They were removing my boxers. They said have I poo, I said no. Then all the seniors will force me (referring to attempts to force excrete out from his anus).
He alleged that he was beaten for bedwetting and sent to a hostel for senior students where he was also dealt with.
Okezie, however, added that the school begged her not to go public and promised to cover the expense of his hospital bills.
Look at what I got back after giving Kumuyi all my money. I went there today and teachers wanted to fight me. I have the video, I will send it online. It took me almost one hour before my son came out after every other person had picked up their children.
She clarified that she paid all necessary bills to the school upon enrolment.
Okezie said she has since taken her son to a hospital for a medical check-up after continuous stooling and coughing.
The Akwa Ibom State government, Sunday, expressed concern over Mrs Okezie’s allegations.
The Commissioner for Information in the state, Ini Ememobong, said Governor Emmanuel has directed the commissioner for education “to immediately investigate these complaints and take necessary action”.
“The State Government is committed to the protection of children wherever they may be within its jurisdiction,” Mr Ememobong said.