Deborah Okezie a concerned mother has come out to allege that her 11-year-old son who is a student of Deeper Life High School in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria has been severely maltreated and sexually assaulted in the school.
She said her son was frequently starved and beaten up by the senior students.
“They will remove his boxer and push their legs and hands into his anus,” the woman said.
She said before she enrolled her son in the school, she had informed the school authorities of son’s bedwetting habits, but the school assured her that all would be fine.
In view of the boy’s perpetual habits, he was however moved by the school authorities from the junior hostel to another hotel filled with senior students.
She said the senior students in the college, Deeper Life High School, Uyo, always insert their fingers and toes in her son’s anus.
She further complained that her son was threatened by his seniors, stating that the seniors said “if he complained he will be a dead man”.
Mrs Okezie stated that she had premonition that something was wrong with her son, as she said she had a bad dream about her son and decided to pay him a visit at the school but the school authorities didn’t allow her to see her son.
“Look at a child I sent to school, he came back looking malnourished and with a broken anus”.
“People who have children in boarding school don’t know what these children go through, boarding school of these days is not like the boarding school of those days,” she said.
Deeper Life High School, with 21 campuses across Nigeria, is owned by The Deeper Christian Life Ministry.
Meanwhile, Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has mandated his Commissioner for Education, Enobong Mboho, to commence an investigation into the alleged case of child abuse at Deeper Life High School in the state.