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Sexual Abuse: Police To Arraign Deeper Life School Officials

The police in Akwa Ibom State are preparing to arraign some officials of the Deeper Life High School over the alleged sexual abuse of an 11-year-old student of the school in Uyo.

 Some officials of the school were said to have been detained after attending a meeting at the police headquarters, Uyo, summoned by the Commissioner of Police, Andrew Amiengheme. David Okokon, lawyer to the parents of the boy said to have been sexually abused by two senior students of the Deeper Life High School, told newsmen, Wednesday morning, he would be in court today for the arraignment. “They (the police) are arraigning those people found culpable, this morning,” said Mr Okokon who flew into Uyo from Abuja for the case. 

It is unclear for now how the police carried out their investigations, the extent of individuals’ culpability and what charges the police would file against the suspects. The police spokesperson in the state, Odiko MacDon confirmed the development, Wednesday morning, the police were preparing to arraign “those found culpable”. Mr MacDon, a superintendent of police, also confirmed the arrest and detention of some of the school officials.

“This morning, we are trying to tidy up (investigation), we are dotting our i’s and crossing our t’s,” Mr MacDon said. “If we are not through this morning, they will be arraigned tomorrow.”

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