The police in Ondo State have arrested a primary school teacher, Alade Adebayo, for beating to death a four-year-old female pupil Elizabeth Wanogha.
The deceased was a student of a private primary school, Falaye Memorial Nursery and Primary School, located at Fanibi area in Akure metropolis.
It was gathered that the teacher accused the deceased of being stubborn in the class, and beat her to a state of coma. She was said to have been rushed to a private hospital and was admitted but reportedly died later.
Police authorities, however, said that the pupil died two weeks after the suspect beat her.
The father of the deceased, Mr. Wanogha lodged a complaint at the Fanibi Police station, alleging that his daughter died as a result of the injuries sustained from the severe beating by her teacher.
Following the complaint, the teacher was arrested for interrogation.
Contacted, the Police image maker, Wole Ogodo, confirmed that the teacher had been arrested but advised that people should not jump into conclusion that Elizabeth was killed by the him.
Rather, he pointed out that only the autopsy will determine the cause of the pupil’s death.
Ogodo said that the suspect is being quizzed at the state Criminal Investigative Department, SCID.
He explained further that the deceased was hospitalized immediately after the beating but died two weeks after.