The management of a Catholic school in Onitsha has been accused of trying to cover a case of a student who died after he was allegedly beaten by a teacher.
11-year-old Izuchukwu Onwualu, a JSS 1 student of St. Valerian School Akpaka, Onitsha, was reportedly flogged at school last Tuesday, Jan 11, by his basic science teacher.
During the flogging, he reportedly hit his head on the wall and it proved fatal.
He began complaining of a headache moments later and was taken to a hospital where he died the following day, Jan. 12
A video making the rounds online shows Izuchukwu looking weak as he lay on a hospital bed moments before his death.
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After his death, the proprietor of the school, who is a Catholic priest, visited the Onwualu family together with other members of staff and allegedly gave the deceased’s father N200,000 to allow the issue to die down.
The school then conducted a quick burial for Izuchukwu.
Now, Nigerians on Twitter are calling on authorities to intervene and not let the matter be swept under the rug.