Agenoise Elijah, a police officer deployed to the Ekiti State Police Command, has been accused of collaborating with four of his colleagues of assaulting the principal and teachers of Mary Immaculate Girls’ Grammar School in Ado-Ekiti Local Government of the state over a scenario involving his daughter.
Elijah was said to have stormed the school with his colleagues on Friday to express his reservations against the school authorities for carpeting his daughter after she reportedly came to school with a different hairstyle outside the one prescribed by the authorities.
It was learnt that the officers allegedly harassed the principal, tore the dress of a female tutor, and seized the mobile phone of another teacher.
The incident reportedly caused teachers and students to flee the premises.
The Ekiti Police Command said it has received a report of the incident.
According to Sunday Abutu, the command’s Public Relations Officer, the accused officers “shall not be spared if found guilty”.
“They were said to have harassed the teachers simply because his daughter, who is one of the students, was questioned about the style of her hair-cut which was not in line with the school’s directive,” Abutu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
“The command wishes to confirm that the police sergeant and his colleagues who went to the school to cause chaos have been identified and discreet investigation has commenced as ordered by the commissioner of police and the officers shall not be spared if found guilty.
“The command is also working tenaciously with the state ministry of education to ensure that no stone is left unturned concerning the case.
“The CP in the state is appealing to those who were victims of the officers’ misbehaviour to be calm and patient as we shall ensure that the investigation process is not compromised.”