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Couple attack teacher for beating their child

Police in Ogun State have arrested a man, Oyedele Joseph, and his wife Elizabeth for allegedly invading Toyon High school, Ere village in Ado Odo local government with thugs to beat a teacher, Abel Thomas for beating their son.

The suspects were arrested after the policemen attached to Ado Odo divisional headquarters received distress from the school, that parent of one of their students had beaten and injured one of the teachers.

Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi who confirmed the arrest of the couple in a statement in Abeokuta explained that the teacher, Abel Thomas was said to have corrected an SS3 student of the school, Joshua Joseph who went home to inform his parent that he was beaten by the teacher.

He pointed out that the parent mobilised some thugs and descended heavily on the teacher, beating and injuring him.

Mr Oyeyemi said the suspects also damaged the back screen of a Toyota Corolla vehicle belonging to another teacher of the school, Jolayemi Sunday.

He noted that the injured teacher had been taken to the hospital for medical treatment.

Meanwhile, Commissioner of Police, Mr Lanre Bankole has ordered that the escaped thugs who accompanied the couple to attack the school should be hunted for and brought to justice.

Mr Bankole also directed that the arrested couple should be charged to court without delay.

Reporting by Olusegun Folarin; editing by Muzha Kucha