Barely nine months into his stay at the Command Secondary School, Ibadan, Oyo State, an 11-year-old pupil, Israel Dada, is down with illness after alleged serial torture in the hands of senior pupils of the school.
The Junior Secondary School 1 pupil and his fellow pupils were said to have been subjected to a series torture by the senior pupils.
It was learnt that each time they were punished by the senior pupils, they would be threatened with stiffer punishment if the torture was reported to the school authorities and their parents.
PUNCH Metro gathered that matter came to a head on Friday, June 23, when Israel’s father was called on the telephone to come and pick his ailing son.
Hitherto chubby Israel was said to have grown lean and had to be rushed to a hospital, where he was admitted and given medication.
Israel explained that three days before he fell sick, one Stephen, his hostel mate, who was in SSS I, had complained about a missing wristwatch and summoned all the junior pupils, including him.
The victim said Stephen flogged them when he could not find the wristwatch on time.
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