Henry Okonkwo, a primary two pupil of Landmark School, Mgbakwu, in Awka North LGA of Anambra state who was allegedly beaten to a coma by his teacher, has died.

TheCable Lifestyle earlier reported that the teacher simply identified as Faith Nwonye was arrested after she was said to have physically abused the 8-year-old pupil over the weekend.

Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, the state commissioner for education, in a recent chat with journalists, said the school’s proprietor and Nwonye were summoned to explain the incident that led to the alleged brutalisation of the pupil.

The commissioner said the school was also found to be operating illegally, adding that it has been closed indefinitely.

However, in a Facebook post on Thursday, Chuma-Udeh confirmed Henry’s passing while revealing that they will “seek justice” for the pupil.

“He was a boy like any other, with hopes and aspirations. He went to school for a better future but met a gruesome death at the hands of the people who were supposed to help him achieve his life ambition,” she wrote.

“A quack teacher in an illegal school bludgeoned him to death. We mourn a life nipped in the bud! We mourn Henry Chukwuemeka Okonkwo! We mourn and we seek justice.”


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