By Glam & Essence
Last week, a video was posted on social media showing a woman, known as Mrs Deborah Okezie,asking her son to recount what had happened to him at the boarding house of Deeper Life High School,Akwa Ibom,established by the General Superintendent of Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor W.F.Kumuyi.
The 11-year-old boy narrated how he has been sexually molested by fellow students,mostly senior students of the college.According to his mother, not only did they“habitually inserted their fingers and toes in his son’s anus”,he was frequently starved and beaten up by the senior students.
“They said if he complained he will be a dead man,” Mrs Okezie said.
Following the video that went on Social media where a JSS 1 student of Deeper Life High School in Akwa Ibom recounted to his mother how he was constantly being sexually molested and abuse in the boarding school,the management of the school suspended the Principal Of Deeper Life High School,Mrs Ndidi Solomon.
In a statement released by the management of Deeper Life High School,on Monday
The management said it has suspended Mrs Ndidi Solomon, the principal of its boarding secondary school in Akwa-Ibom state,stating that this was part of the punitive measures taken whilst investigations into the allegation is carried out.
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 seriousness 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”.