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Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command on Tuesday has arrested one Abidemi Oluwaseun and his hired thugs for allegedly attacking a public school teacher in Abeokuta, Ogun state.
PLATFORM TIMES reports that the father, Oluwaseun accused the teacher of flogging his 15-year-old daughter of Baptist Girls College, Idiaba, Abeokuta.
However, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested with the accomplices; Fayesele Olabanji, 25 and Alebiosu Quawiyu, 24 following a distress call received from the principal of the school that three men invaded the school.
Oyeyemi added that the suspects came in an unregistered vehicle, armed with brand new cutlass and threatened to hack down a teacher of the school with the cutlass.
Acting on the distress call, he said the Divisional Police Officer, Kemta, CSP Opebiyi Sunday, mobilised his men and moved to the scene where the three men were apprehended right inside the school premises.
He added that the unregistered Toyota car and the cutlass were recovered from them.
During interrogation, the state police spokesman said Oluwaseun confirmed hiring the other two men to the school to revenge his daughter’s flogging by dealing with the teacher.
Oyeyemi added, “Preliminary investigation revealed that, while the teacher was teaching, some of the students including the suspect’s daughter were mocking the teacher and distracting other students.
“The teacher after identifying those disturbing the class flogged them as a corrective measure, but the suspect’s daughter went home and reported to her father consequent upon which her father mobilised two thugs and stormed the school with a cutlass.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered that the suspects be properly investigated and charged to court as soon as possible.
He also warned that the command under his watch “will not tolerate such unruly behavior in any public or private institution, as such amount to taken laws into one’s hand.”