The police in Akwa Ibom State has said plans are ongoing to p 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.The PARROT gathered that some officials of the school 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 Wednesday morning said 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 that 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.”