Oyindamola Onimole, an 8-year old student of Prospect Primary School, Ogun State, was arrested and detained by a police officer at the Ajuwon Police Division.
The young Oyindamola, who was held by the police between 6pm on Wednesday and 12pm on Thursday, for reporting his teacher, Mrs Oni to his mother.
According to reports, the said Mrs Oni, is the wife of the police officer who arrested Oyindamola after Mrs. Nimota Onimole, the child’s mother visited the school and complained about the assault.
Not long after the mother left the school, the said teacher once again called the child out and beat him severely before calling her husband who stormed Oyindamola’s home and arrested him.
According to a source:
After school hours, the teacher called her husband and he stormed the house of the pupil and arrested the minor.
When Mrs. Onimole (Nimota) returned from work about 10pm, neighbours told her about the ordeal of her son.
She left for the police station to ascertain what had happened. The mother, who went to the police station to bail her child, was also detained.
Oyindamola’s father, Olalekan Onimole, also confirmed the incident saying:
At about 6.30pm, the teacher and her policeman husband, went to our house and forcibly took my son. They used okada (motorcycle) to pick my son.
When my wife returned about 10pm and got to the station around 10.30pm, requesting to get her child released, she was equally detained at the station.
All this happened because of the influence of the teacher, whose husband happened to be a policeman at the station.
My two remaining children slept alone at home that night. I had to consult a lot of people to wade in and get justice for my family. But today (Thursday), at about 12pm, my son and my wife were released by the police.
Olalekan, has however vowed to involve his lawyer to seek justice.