Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a couple for allegedly hiring thugs to beat up their son’s teacher.
The parents were arrested after invading the Toyon High School, Ere, Ado-Odo, in the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the State.
The teacher, Mr Abel Thomas had reportedly beaten the student, Joshua Joseph, for refusing to cut his hair before entering the class.
However, Joshua was said to have returned to the school with his mum and the thugs, who attacked the teacher.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement on Wednesday, said a man, Oyedele Joseph, and his wife Elizabeth Joseph, were arrested for unlawfully invading the school.
Oyeyemi said one of the teachers, Thomas, was attacked for “having the effrontery to beat their son, Joshua Joseph, an SSS3 student of the school.”
He said, “Preliminary investigation revealed that the teacher moderately corrected an SSS3 student, Joshua Joseph, who then went home to inform his parents that he was beaten by the teacher.
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“Having heard from their son, the parents, who felt that the teacher had no right to beat their son for any reason, mobilised some thugs and stormed the school.
“On getting to the school, they descended heavily on the teacher, beat and injured him.
“They also damaged the back screen of a Toyota Corolla belonging to another teacher of the school, Jolayemi Sunday.
“The injured teacher has been taken to a hospital for medical treatment.”
The PPRO said the state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, had ordered that the escaped thugs who accompanied the couple to attack the school be hunted and brought to justice.
“He also directed that the arrested couple be charged to court without delay,” he added.