A student of Toyon High School, Ere, Ado-Odo, simply identified as Joshua Joseph and his mother have hired thugs to beat his teachers.
The student, his mother and the hired thugs were said to have stormed the school, located in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, and descended heavily on about three teachers, inflicting injuries on them.
It was gathered that the student identified as Joshua Joseph had earlier been prevented from entering the class because of his hairstyle.
A teacher identified as Mr. Kabir Azeez told the student to go and cut his hair before entering the classroom.
But, Joshua was said to have returned to the school with his mum and thugs, and attacked the teachers.
A reliable source told newsmen that, “Three teachers were beaten. They are Messrs Abel Thomas, Kabir Azeez and Adegun Adekunle. The car that was destroyed belongs to Mr Jolayemi Jeromu. One of the thugs, Posu Baale, smashed the car’s windscreen.”
Confirming the incident, the School Vice Principal, Mrs Mariam Onilogbo said, “On Monday, we asked one of our students to go and cut his hair because the hair he brought to school was not acceptable in the school. Yesterday, he came again with that same hair, we told him to go and cut it. I collected his bag and told him to come back after cutting the hair. Coming back to school, he came with two men and two women to accuse us that why should we ask him to go and cut his hair.
“I told them that if I cannot tell him to cut his hair, all of them should leave my office. I gave them his bag and told them to go and teach him morals at home. They went out and I started to hear noise within the school promises. They started beating the teachers. They smashed the windscreen of a car parked within the school.
“Yesterday evening, they came to our quarters again, claiming that we stole their phone. They almost attacked us. We told that their was phone is not with us. They came to meet us again this morning, but we thank God no one was attack”.
The Vice Principal added that the mother and one of the thugs have been arrested by the police.
It was gathered that the teachers invited the police after locking up the arrested ones in the computer room.
The teacher that was attacked
The development comes barely two weeks after parents had signed undertaking forms before their children were allowed into their respective classes, when primary and secondary schools pupils resumed for the 2nd term 2021/2022 academic session.