A primary school teacher, Emeka Nwogbo, who was accused of flogging a 19-month-old baby to death in Delta State, has denied the allegation.
Reports had said Nwogbo, who is a teacher at Arise Nursery and Primary School in Asaba, flogged the child, Obinna Udeze, 31 times for unruly behavior.
The toddler went into a coma before he died last weekend.
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The teacher, who spoke to journalists after a delegation from the Delta State government visited the state police command on Tuesday, said the deceased was beaten because he pushed another child.
The state’s Commissioner of Police, Ari Muhammed Ali, said a post mortem would be conducted to determine the cause of the child’s death.
Watch a video of the teacher speaking below.
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