Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom has mandated the Commissioner of Education, Dr. Enobong Mboho, to look into the alleged case of child abuse emanating from Deeper Life College.
Governor Udom issued the order in a statement released on Sunday.
The statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Ini Emem Obong, read in part, “The state government has noted with great concern the complaints by a parent, whose child is a student of the Deeper Life College, Uyo.”
“The complaint gleaned from social and traditional media relate to the maltreatment and abuse of the complainant’s child, which occurred at the said school.”
“Consequently, the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Udom Emmanuel, has directed the Commissioner for Education to immediately investigate these complaints and take necessary action. The state government is committed to the protection of children wherever they may be within its jurisdiction.”
This is coming after reports emerged on Sunday that an 11-year-old has been severally sexually molested by a group on senior students at the school.
The mother of the victim said that she decided to visit the school after she dreamt that things were not okay with her son, only to discover that he had been sexually abused and severely starved.
The woman, Deborah Okezie, posted a video on Facebook where she said some senior students in the college, Deeper Life High School, Uyo, “habitually inserted their fingers and toes in his son’s anus.”
She pleaded with people to share the video until her son can get justice.