We can’t prosecute teacher now – Police
By Michael Ofulue
The Ondo State Police Command yesterday said it has not gotten enough evidence to prosecute the female teacher of Ijomimo High School, Akure alleged to have sent the school prefect to pluck mango for her.
To this end, the quest that the teacher, Mrs Kura, be charged to court for a negligent act which led to the untimely death of the School’s Head Boy, late Oluwole have been dashed.
It would be recalled that Mrs Kura was alleged to have sent the late senior prefect, late Oluwole to pluck mango for her, after which he subsequently fell down from the tree and died.
However, Mrs Kura had in her statement to the police, denied the allegation, saying when she saw the deceased and other students already on top of the mango tree, she asked the late Oluwole to help her get some mangoes before the unfortunate incident.
The Hope Metro learnt that the teacher who had reported herself at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), was asked to go after the police discovered that she was not the exact person that sent the deceased to pluck mango for her on fateful day.
Our correspondent gatheed that, Mrs Kura’s statement collaborated an eyewitness account which reportedly made her not to be liable for any negligent act as being speculated around.
Investigation also revealed that the father of the deceased, Pastor Afolabi, had since sworn to an affidavit permitting him to take the corpse of his son for burial since nobody was held responsible for his unfortunate death.
The Police Public Relations Office, Mr Femi Joseph, when contacted on the development, said Mrs kura was released on bail, adding that the police has not assembled enough evidence for prosecution, He, however, said the family of the deceased has requested that they should be allowed to bury the dead.