20th October, 2023
By Ifeanyi Olannye
Governor Sheriff Oborevwori has directed the Delta police command to investigate the brutal killing of a school teacher, Mr Sunday Ufua, and bring the perpetrators to book.
Ufua, until his untimely death, was a teacher at the Alihami Secondary School in Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of the state.
The deceased was reported to have disciplined an errant child and met his untimely death at the hands of a parent.
In a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Festus Ahon, the governor said, “As a state government, we frown seriously at parents going to bully teachers for genuinely meting out disciplinary measures against students for bad behaviour such as is alleged in the extant case.
“I have directed the State Police Command to investigate the case properly and bring the perpetrators to book.
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I commiserate with the Ufua family and teachers across the state on the untimely and unfortunate demise of their father and colleague.
“As a state, we will never tolerate actions like this in our schools,” Oborevwori said.
He said that the events leading to the death of Ufua were condemnable and avoidable.
Oborevwori warned parents and guardians against taking illegal actions against teachers for correcting their erring children and wards.
According to him, such delinquent actions remained intolerable in schools across the state.
“I have been briefed on the death of a hardworking school teacher at Alihami Secondary School, Agbor, allegedly at the hands of a parent whose son had been punished for alleged bad behaviour.
“I condole with the bereaved family and teachers across the state on the unfortunate and untimely passing of their father, son, brother, and colleague.