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Court Jails Two Teachers for Shaving Pupil’s Hair in Lagos

The Ogba Magistrates Court in Lagos on Friday, March 20, has sent two teachers of the Dupwal Montessori School located at Adesola Street off Sanni Balogun Road, Abule Egba area of Lagos into prison over shaved pupil’s hair.

Two female school teachers named, Bukky Adamu, 25 and Ronke Adekoya, 30, have landed in trouble after they reportedly shaved the bushy hair of a 5-year old pupil inside the school in Lagos.

Reports gathered that the incident happened at Dupwal Montessori School located at Adesola Street off Sanni Balogun Road, Abule Egba area of Lagos.

They were charged before the Ogba Magistrates Court for conspiracy and unlawfully shaving the hair of a pupil, Samuel Olayemi, without the consent of his parents.

It was gathered that the School Management had warned the students to tell their parents to shave their busy hair before coming to school or they will do it for them in the school.

However, the boy’s parents did not heed the directive from the School Management and brought him to the school with bushy hair.

During inspection, the boy’s hair was shaved and when he returned home his parents discovered it. They become angry, went to the Oko-Oba Police Station and reported what happened.

The suspects were arrested and charged before the Court for the alleged offence as his parents refused despite pleadings by the School Management and even the Police.

The defendants were arraigned in Court and they pleaded not guilty. The prosecutor, Mr. Christopher John, asked the Court to give a date for hearing since they pleaded not guilty to enable the Police to prove that they actually committed the offence.

The Presiding Magistrate, Mr. P.E. Nwaka, granted them bail in the sum of N20,000 with one surety in like sum.

However, they were remanded in prison custody pending when they will perfect their bail conditions while the matter was adjourned till 31th March, 2020.

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Victor Akande

Victor Akande, a blogger by profession for the past 7 years. He studied Mathematics at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka Contact: +2348053316946 Twitter: @Newsflash2471

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