Kwara govt begins probe, suspends Madrasa leader over brutal flogging of students
Left: Students of Musbaudeen Islamic School, Ilorin, Kwara State, flogging one of their several colleagues who attended a birthday party where they reportedly took beer. Right: Two of the students showed their backs in the aftermath of the severe beating.
The Kwara State Government has suspended the leader of an Arabic school in the Ganmo area of the state whose students were seen in a viral video being punished for alleged conduct said to be contrary to the rules of the school.
The Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development in the state, Sa’adatu Modibbo Kawu, made this known in a statement on Sunday.
The viral video showing some students of the Madrasa brutally flogged by their instructors had elicited nationwide outrage over the weekend with many Nigerians condemning the action while calling on the Kwara State Government to investigate it.
One of the students who was brutally flogged, Nasirudeen Muhideen, while being interviewed by an unnamed teacher before the school assembly, had said they all attended a birthday party last Sunday but only one among them drank a bottle of Trophy while the others drank Malta Guinness and energy drinks which are non-alcoholic.
The assembly had been called by the panicky school authorities over the viral video showing the students being flogged brutally.
In a statement, however, the Kwara commissioner said a government delegation visited the Arabic school and took the decision to suspend the headteacher of the Madrasa.
Kawu was joined by the Divisional Police Officer Ganmo, SP Oko Nkama; and a representative of the NSCDC DSC Parati AbdulHameed