The management of Deeper Life High School have suspended the principal of the school in Akwa Ibom State, Solomon Ndidi, over the alleged molestation of one of the pupils.
Recall the mother of the Junior Secondary School one pupil, Deborah Okezie, had in a Facebook video alleged that her son was starved, as well as molested by some senior pupils of the school.
Okezie, who demanded justice for her son, said she had gone to the school sometime last month and saw that her son was a shadow of himself.
However, the school management in a statement on Monday said an investigation had been initiated into the matter.
The statement reads in part, “We want to assure the general public that investigations into the case have commenced and no culprit, whether staff or student, will be spared if found culpable at the end of the exercise.
As an interim measure and to underscore the seriousness we attach to higher superintending values, the school principal has been suspended summarily even as further investigations continue.
“We firmly assure the discerning public that the overall outcome of the investigations will be made known and appropriate disciplinary actions will be meted to all culprits in this unfortunate act that admittedly threatens to cast unnecessary aspersions on a unique institution that has been a shining example to all over the years.”