The parents of the boy who was recently molested and tortured at Deeper Life High School, Idoro, Uyo, have requested the school to pay them a compensation fee of N100 million.
This request was contained in a statement signed by the attorney of Mr. & Mrs. Iniobong Archibong, the parents of Don-Davies Archibong, the 11-year-old who suffered the mishap.
The letter which is titled, “Gross Child abuse, palpable molestation, serial bullying, criminal starvation, malicious oppression, and dubious maltreatment of master Don-Davies Archibong (11 years old) by the Principal and Boarding Master, of Deeper Life Secondary School, Uyo,” was issued on 22nd December, 2020, and signed by Barrister David Okokon of Eagle-Eyes Network Chambers.
The letter reads in part, “We are solicitors to Mr and Mrs Iniobong Archibong, resident in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State herein after referred to as our client. We have the firm explicit and unequivocal instructions to write to you on the above subject matter.”
“It is indeed provocatively heartbroken, morally suicidal, religiously hypocritical that our client’s 11 year old son was torrentially bombarded with physical, and inhuman torture of debilitating dimension with resultant castration of his human person, dignity, and childhood innocence.”
“We respectfully demand the payment of N100,000,000 within 21 days of the receipt of this letter as compensation to assuage the dehumanizing, horrendous torture and indignity our client’s son was subjected to and for his medical checkup and medication.”
On their part, the Akwa Ibom State Government has said that it would discontinue further investigations into the matter. They however acknowledged that they also received a copy of the letter.
“The State Government will upon receipt of the report take necessary actions thereto,” Mr. Ini Ememobong, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy said.