A one-year and seven months old baby, simply identified as Obinna, has reportedly died after falling into a coma resulting from 31 strokes of cane he received from the owner of his school, Mrs Ogbo, and her son.
The incident was made known by the Chief Operating Officer of Advocates for a human rights group, Children and Vulnerable People’s Network, Ebenezer Omejalile.
It was gathered that the said pupil of Arise and Shine Nursery and Primary School, Asaba, Delta State, was given 31 strokes of the cane for playing with water and getting wet in the process.
The mother of the victim reportedly said the school proprietress and her son tied Obinna’s hands and legs before flogging him into a coma.
The woman and her son, who were initially in police custody but released due to an agreement with the victim’s family, were later rearrested on Saturday after information filtered in that the baby had died.