Two female students from Adesuwa Secondary School in Benin have been detained by the Edo State Police Command for reportedly attacking a teacher.
The arrest was verified by the command’s spokesperson, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, in a statement released on Friday, November 25, 2022 in Benin.
The arrestees were the main suspects in the Thursday unrest that some students at the all-girls school started, according to the PPRO’s preliminary investigation.
He added that during an English Language session, a female teacher had used disciplinary measures against several pupils that had angered the students.
Mr Nwabuzor said that the State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Dankwara, had assured the public, particularly parents and guardians of students at the school, that there was no cause for alarm as normalcy had been restored to the school .
“He advised parents and guardians of those students to submit their children/wards who were involved in the agitation,” Mr Nwabuzor added.
The police spokesman also said the CP had directed the Divisional Police Officer Aduwawa Division, to transfer the case file to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Benin, on conclusion of preliminary investigation for further Investigation.