Accused students led out of court What’s
happening with secondary school students
attacking their teachers these days?
Earlier, a female teacher in IMO state was
attacked with machetes,now, Vanguard has
another report of a teacher in Osun beaten
black and blue by his students For more than
15 years that Osho Bamidele Samuel has been
teaching, Friday, October 24, 2014, will forever
remain unforgettable, as he escaped death by
whiskers, in the hands of some of his students
who beat him black and blue because he
scolded them for indiscipline.
Trouble started that fateful day, when Samuel,
who teaches English Language and Literature-
in-English to the SSS2 and 3 students of St.
Marks Anglican Grammar School, Kolabalogun
area, Osogbo, Osun State, when he scolded a
group of students, numbering five, who were
not in their classrooms while lectures were
Narrating his ordeal, Samuel said:
“It was around 1p.m on Friday, October 24,
2014, that I was assigned by school authorities
to distribute learning furniture to other
schools. On going back to my office in Block 5,
after I finished, I discovered that lectures were
ongoing, in all the four classrooms, except the
one close to my office.
“On entering the classroom, I met a group of
students there. I asked them what they were
doing but they didn’t answer me. I said are
you in my school? If you are in my school, go
to the class. If you are not in my school, go to
your school. I don’t want to see any student
disturbing when lecture is going on in the
“At this point, one of them came close to me
and steering at me in the eyes. I said to him,
are you mad? I asked you to go to your
classroom and you are coming to me. He came
closer and wanted to chest me. I said,
definitely you must be a tout.
“When I got angry and held on to his trousers
in order to take him out for punishment, his
friends pounced on me and started twisting
my hands. They pushed me to the wall,
dragged me on the floor.
“However, it was when some students who saw
the unfortunate incident, ran to call other
teachers, we apprehended two of them, while
the others ran away and began to throw
stones at us.”
Speaking further, the teacher said:
“It has been hell for teachers in Osun State,
since schools were merged and students began
using the same uniform. Before the
reclassification programme, the situation was
under control, but now, if we call a student to
do something, he or she will just walk away
saying I am not in your school,”
As at the time of filing this report, the teacher
was still unable to move his hands, as he was
said to be receiving medical attention.
Meanwhile, while three of the students who
allegedly dealt with their teacher have been
charged to court, others were charged to
juvenile court, as they were not yet 18 years,
thus their exclusion from the charge sheet.
This is even as their ring-leader known as Rado
is still at large. The police prosecutor, Mr.
Isiaka Ajadi, said efforts are on to arrest Rad
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