The mother of little Miss Joy Chinecherem Mgbodi, a 14 year old JSS 3 student formerly of the Judith Foundation School, Topland Enugu has called on the Enugu State Government through the Ministry of Education to order the immediate closure of the school and to set up a high powered team to investigate an incident of savagery, cruelty and child right abuses committed by one Ms. Promise the JSS 3 Teacher in the said school.
The mother of the victim in a letter written by her lawyer, John Nwobodo Esq. to the Honourable Commissioner narrated how one Ms. Promise the JSS 3 Teacher of the Judith Foundation School, Topland ordered some students of the institution including little Joy Chinecherem Mgbodi to lie face up under intense and highly excruciating rays of sunlight for a prolonged duration and concurrently inflicted grievous bodily injury on her both legs. According to the victim’s mother, “the said Teacher abused her Teacher-Student privilege in subjecting her victim to violence, torture, inhuman and degrading treatment that can only obtain in the dark ages when life was nasty and brutish.”
Mrs. Nwekeke, the mother of the victim in the letter further stated that “the School is an environment of learning where students should enjoy friendship, care and support from their teachers and not the reverse. Parents do not send their children to school to be killed but to learn. It is against this backdrop that we request you sir to set up a high powered team to investigate this serious act of misconduct by a staff of an academic institution operating in the state.”