A parent has killed a teacher, Rita Odilinye, of Starlight Secondary School, Ogidi in Idemili North Local Government area of Anambra state for flogging her daughter. The deceased was said to have flogged the girl, Chinaza Okafor, whose turn it was to sweep the classroom, for neglecting her role. She was said to have been rude to the teacher which angered her.
One of the students told Vanguard that Okafor had fled the school as she was being caned only to return with her angry mother and a relative. Odilinye was reported to had gone for a meeting at the time. All pleas to allow the school handle the matter fell on deaf ears as the mother insisted on seeing the teacher who had flogged her daughter.
On sighting her at the school gate, Okafor’s mother and the relative had attacked her with sticks during which she slumped. She was confirmed dead at a nearby hospital.
Mark Ijarafu, the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, in charge of the area, said investigation into the matter had begun. He said the deceased’s remains had been deposited at Iyi-Enu Hospital mortuary.