Governor Sheriff Oborevwori has issued a directive to the Delta police command, instructing them to conduct a thorough investigation into the tragic killing of Mr. Sunday Ufua, a school teacher. Mr. Ufua, who was employed at Alihami Secondary School in Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of the state, tragically lost his life after attempting to discipline a misbehaving student, allegedly at the hands of a parent.
In an official statement released through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Festus Ahon, Governor Oborevwori expressed deep concern about parents resorting to intimidation and violence against teachers who genuinely administer disciplinary measures to students for inappropriate behavior, as reported in this particular incident. The governor’s message conveyed his determination to ensure justice is served in this case, with a firm directive to the State Police Command to investigate and apprehend those responsible for the heinous act.
The governor extended his heartfelt condolences to the Ufua family and the teaching community across the state, recognizing the untimely and unfortunate loss of a beloved father and colleague. He emphasized the state government’s unwavering stance against such actions within educational institutions and denounced the events leading to Mr. Ufua’s tragic demise as both condemnable and preventable.
Governor Oborevwori used this occasion to caution parents and guardians against resorting to illegal actions when teachers are simply fulfilling their duty of correcting the behavior of their erring children and wards. He stressed that such delinquent actions have no place in the state’s educational institutions, and the government will not tolerate such behavior. The governor expressed his condolences once again to the Ufua family and the teaching community for the loss of their beloved father, son, brother, and colleague.