Deeper Life School Management Suspends Principal Over Alleged Molestation Of JSS 1 Student – Complete News
The management of Deeper Life High School has suspended, Mrs Ndidi Solomon, the principal of its boarding secondary school in Akwa-Ibom state following the viral video of alleged molestation of a JSS 1 student in the school.
The management in a statement on Monday titled, ‘Re: Molestation of JSS 1 Student At Deeper Life High School, Akwa-Ibom’ announced the suspension of the principal as part of the punitive measures whilst investigations continue.
The statement read, “We will like to categorically restate that deeper life high school is built on the core values of godliness and excellence and will not tolerate any immoral act or molestation of any student. We believe Parents/Guardians enroll their wards in our schools all over the country because of the strong perception that ours offers a surefooted platform for moral armament and academic excellence.
“We want to assure the general public that investigations into the case have commenced and culprit, whether staff or student, will be spared if found culpable at the end of the exercise. As an interim measure and to underscore the serious we attach to higher superintending values, the school principal has been suspended summarily even as further investigations continue.
“We firmly assure the discerning public that the overall outcome of the investigations will be made known and appropriate disciplinary actions will be meted to all culprits in this unfortunate act that admittedly threatens to cast unnecessary aspersions on a unique institution that has been a shinning example to all over the years”.
It will be recalled last week in a viral video a woman alleged that her 11-year-old son has been sexually molested by fellow students in a college in Akwa Ibom State, South-south Nigeria.
The woman, Deborah Okezie, posted a video on Facebook where she said some senior students in the college, Deeper Life High School, Uyo, “habitually inserted their fingers and toes in his son’s anus.”
She said her son was frequently starved and beaten up by the senior students.
The victim was moved by the school principal from a hostel where other junior students stayed to another hotel filled with senior students because he was bedwetting, Mrs Okezie said in the clip.
“They said if he complained he will be a dead man,” Mrs Okezie said. “Please, help me share this (video) until it gets to the appropriate authorities.”
“They will remove his boxer and push their legs and hands into his anus,” the woman said.
The boy said the senior students threatened to kill him if he reported the matter to the school principal.
The Deeper Life High School is the brain child of the General Superintendent of Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor W.F.Kumuyi whose passion for Godliness,upright leadership and moral excellence is well known.
It was this his vision and stand that gave birth to Deeper Life High School. Established in 2010 with seven campuses which include Osogbo, Ado-Ekiti, Kaduna, Lagos, Ibadan, Onitsha, Port Harcourt.To the glory of God DLHS is presently in 21 States and still spreading.The headquarters is in Lagos,
the school website states .