DEATH OF 19-MONTH OLD PUPIL: Pyrates Call For Thorough Investigation

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DEATH OF 19-MONTH OLD PUPIL: Pyrates Call For Postmortem Examination, Thorough Investigation

By ABEL JOHNGOLD ORHERUATA

The National Association of Seadogs, also known as the Pyrates Confraternity (PC) have condemned and called for a postmortem examination and thorough investigation to ascertain the possibly action that actually caused the death of a 19-Month old pupil, Obinna Udeze, of Arise and Shine Nursery School, behind Ibori Gulf Course, in Asaba last weekend.

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The Pyrates condemnation was contained in a statement signed by the Cap’n of the Delta North Chapter of the Association, Engr. Emeka Okolo and made available to newsmen in Asaba on Wednesday.

 

It should be noted that the Delta State government, had since Sunday, shut the Arise and Shine Nursery and Primary School, Asaba, where the 19-Months-Old toddler was allegedly flogged leading to his death.

 

Reports have it that the teacher, Emeka Nwogbo, who is the son of the school proprietress had reportedly flogged the toddler, on Monday 7, February, 2022 leaving several marks of cane on his body, which later led to his death at the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba on Saturday, February 12, as a result of the flogging.

In the Press Statement, the Asaba Chapter’s Pyrates Cap’n asked “of what offence would a 19-month old toddler would commit to warrant his flogging to the point of going into coma and eventually dying”.

 

While calling on the Government to cause the Police to carry out a postmortem examination and thorough investigation into the circumstances that led to the death of little Obinna Udeze, and to ensure that an autopsy is carried out to determine the actually cause of the death, Engr. Emeka Okoli commended the Delta State Government for the steps taken in shutting the school.

Engr. Okolo, who commiserated with the parents and relations of the deceased in the Pyrates statement he signed, stressed that the National Association of Seadogs are on the watch to ensure that anyone found culpable after due investigation is prosecuted.

 

While advising persons to whom children are entrusted to be diligent, show love and compassion towards them, the Pyrates leader prayed the Almighty God to grant the young and innocent soul of Obinna Udeze enternal rest and the fortitude for the parents and loved ones to bear the loss.