Kwara state government have suspended principal of Musbaudeen Islamic School, Ilorin, Kwara State, who ordered the beating of students in a viral online video for alleged conduct said to be contrary to the rules of the school.
The video which went viral on Sunday 10th of October, show students been seriously beaten by fellow students on order of there madrasa principal. The students were alleged to have taken alcohol in a friend’s birthday party.
One of the students who was brutally flogged, Nasirudeen Muhideen, while being interviewed by an unnamed teacher before the school assembly, had said they all attended a birthday party last Sunday but only one among them drank a bottle of Trophy while the others drank Malta Guinness and energy drinks which are non-alcoholic.
The video have caused a lot of reaction online and also draw the attention of the kwara state government. Trendinggist9ja gathered that a committee have been set up to investigate the incident by the state Government.
PUNCHNG reported that
the Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development in the state, Sa’adatu Modibbo Kawu, said a government delegation visited the Arabic school and took the decision to suspend the headteacher of the Madrasa.
In a statement reported by Puch titled, ‘Video: Kwara Govt suspends Madrasah’s head, probes development…affected students get medical treatment.’
It partly read, “The government’s team carefully listened to the authorities of the Arabic school, the father of the sole girl in the video, and four other students involved in the unsavoury development.
“Regardless of the explanations of the authorities on the development, the self-confessed consent of the parents and regret of the affected students, the government seriously frowns at the harsh beating seen in the footage.
“Consequently, the government has directed the setting up of an investigative committee, comprising Muslim scholars, leaders and government officials, to look into the issue while the head of the Arabic school, who admitted to directing the punishment, has been asked to step aside pending the conclusion of the investigation.
“The government has also taken the affected students to a public hospital for proper medical examination and treatment. This is to ensure that none of them suffers any physical or psychological damage.”
The government appealed to the people of the area to be calm “while the committee does it works and submits a report for further action”.