‘ Teachers and parent remanded’
Two teachers: Mrs.Aladeniyi Folashade, Mr.Femi and a parent , Mr. Ordu Ogbonnaya are presently remanded in prison when they could not perfect their bail yesterday .The three were arrested for fighting.Investigation reports that Ogbonnaya went to lodge a complaint about his son’s school’s uniform which led to fracas at Ogo Oluwa Group of Schools, Uso , Akure -Benin Road .
Two primary school teachers [ Mrs.Aladeniyi Folashade and Femi] teaching at Ogo Oluwa Group of Schools , Uso,along Akure/Benin Road were remanded yesterday in Owo for fighting in the public .
According to investigation , Mrs Aladeniyi who is a classroom teacher warned a pupil Samuel Ogbonnaya to stop wearing the old uniform to school and when the boy got home he told his father.The father, Ogbonnaya Ordu then went to school to report , and it later turned into physical combat , in the process blood flowed. The school authority then invited the police and the case was reported at Uso Police Station .
When our reporter got to the house of Folashade at New Church , Fajuyi street Owo she was in bed and she said she had just been discharged from the hospital.
Again, our reporter visited the school premises in Uso where the teachers work and met Femi and the School Bursar who gave the graphic details of the story.
Ogbonnaya was met at home with his two children and his wife , he too explained his own side of the story.
The Police confirmed the story and said the three will be charged to court.
Mrs. Aladeniyi Folashade
”I was in the class on Tuesday when I saw a man in front of my class , he called me to come outside and I too asked him to come in, he then asked me whether I am Mummy Korede, he asked ‘’why are you threatening my soon’’, I asked ” how ?”, he then dragged me outside the school compound and tore my clothes ,he beat me with his elbow while the school children were shouting ”‘Daddy Samuel had killed our auntie ,that was how a teacher came from the secondary school section to rescue me for in our Nursery and Primary school we are all women working there .The man held the teacher’s clothe and gave him head butt, he wounded him. We called the police ,reported the case at the police station and the DPO took me to his office where I fainted , later I was rushed to the hospital and then to General hospital .They have just discharged me from the school”.
”After leaving my class I was called by one of our staff in Primary section and I was told a man came to attack one of our staff here , on getting there I saw the man who was very furious , very furious in manner and in anger . I saw the kind of beating he gave the woman , and I tried top stop him , but he he was trying to fight him back, trying to forge his way …I said how can he come to the school and fight one of our staff , as I grabbed him he also grabbed me back ..I said you cannot beat this woman its not possible, I held him so that the police would meet him here , along the line when he knew he could not go , he then knocked my mouth .
The blood on my shirt is from the stain of blood where I was being knocked
And he started spitting the blood on his shirt .It was a stain of blood where I was being knocked by the man , he is Mr.Ogbonaya, he has two children in that primary section. Immediately they took us to the police station
School Bursar narrates her own side of the story
My name is Mrs . Olorunfemi Mopelola, I am the school’s Bursar. I was in school on Tuesday and while in the office one of the pupils ran to me and shouted ’’ mummy, mummy Daddy Samuel has killed our anuntie o ‘’o and I rushed to the class and met the man beating the woman [ Mistress] Mrs Aladeniyi Folasade .We took her to the police station the woman, Mrs.Aladeniyi now fainted then we took her to the Health Centre later to General hospital, Owo where she was admitted .
”I have two children at Ogo Oluwa Nursery and Primary school, and on Monday when my child , Samuel Ogbonaya arrived from school, he said one of their aunties beat him on the ground that he wore new uniform [ which is the old uniform the school is phasing out . According to him , his teacher said he should not come to school the following day.
I used to buy the uniform from school, and for the fact that this one has torn I went to the market to buy the old one , they are still using it along side with the new one . And since it is the same old uniform they are still using .And on Tuesday the following day I went to the school and I met Mama Seun the school bursar and asked her why they are beating my son and he said he was not going to school unless we go with him. I met mama Seun the bursar who denied they were not chasing them out .
I went with him and showed them the torn old one, I pleaded to them that I had just paid 14,000 naira their school fees .I told Mama Seun that I wanted to tell the teacher that I had no money to buy the new one now.I said let me go and explain to the teacher but Mama Seun the bursar said no.On reaching there, my son said they sent one Nove to call him and their teacher started beating him.
I told the woman that I wanted to see her[ Mrs.Aladeniyi] the teacher , I explained to her that I had seen Mama Seun who said nobody was driven away because of school uniform but the woman said I had no right to talk to her and should leave. I told her it is the part of the money I paid that they used to pay her salary , and I said I love the school that was why I was there and that the school met my standard .
She asked me to leave the class , we started argument and she asked me to leave her office, I was dragging her hand before those people ran inside ,, ..I didn’t beat her because I know the implication they would say you beat somebody’s wife .On getting outside , I saw one of them called Femi who just rushed me without asking anything , and I said can’t you help me out and the lady too grabbed me . You can see my shirt .. the way they tied me ,I was choking … … I was chocking, I am a Christian I will not lie even though I am going to court , I just tried to hit the boy with my head , immediately blood started rushing ,when they saw the degree of the blood rushing ,,,,, luckily the police people arrived and took us to the station and I made my statement , we waited for the owner of the school, they said his brother , a pastor came to bail us .
I didn’t beat the lady , some of them can frame up just anything.
However, the three showed evidence of their wounds, while Aladeniyi said she was injured and was hospitalized, Femi showed his bruised lips and teeth while Ogbonnaya showed his wounded neck to taiwoabiodun.com
The three were charged to Court and had been remanded yesterday since they could not pay 20,000 naira in fulfillment of their bail condition.