Four men of the Nigeria Customs Service, Oyo/Osun Command, were on Tuesday summoned by the Oyo State House of Assembly for allegedly beating a teacher, Gbenga Ogunleye.
Ogunleye was said to have been beaten by the Customs men on Friday for punishing a Senior Secondary 3 pupil, Allison Chukwuebuka.
The men reportedly stormed the premises of United Senior Secondary School, Ijokodo, Ibadan and allegedly beat the teacher to a pulp for daring to punish the pupil whose father is a Customs officer.
It was gathered that the men shot sporadically into the air to scare the pupils and teachers who attempted to rescue the teacher.
Chukwuebuka was said to have reported the teacher to his parents after refusing to serve the punishment given to him with other pupils.
The teacher told journalists on Tuesday, that, “Last Friday, some boys who are fond of dressing indecently to school and assembling in an uncompleted building during odd hours were rounded up by the teachers. Their uniforms and slippers were seized.
“We told them to form a queue and jump up and down but Chukwuebuka did not obey. I compelled him but he resisted.
“He called his parents. To my surprise, when they arrived, his father asked him to identify me and instructed him to beat me in his presence.
“The boy reached for a wheel spanner and aimed at my head but I used my hand to protect my head. The father then called some uniformed men who drove into the premises with high speed. They dragged me on the ground, beat me to a pulp and tore my shirt. When the teachers and pupils wanted to rescue me, the Customs men fired some shots into the air.
“I was taken to Jericho Hospital for treatment.
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Chukwuebba should be dismissed from the school, his father that ordered his men to beat the teacher should be jailed for six months and after the jailed term he should be dismissed from the public service.