Following allegations of molestation and abuse brought against the Deeper Life High School, its National management has now reacted in a statement on Twitter.
Meanwhile, the Principal in the Uyo Campus has been summarily suspended as investigation continues.
Recall that the mother of the student had taken to Facebook to lament how her son was molested and abused.
She called out the management of Deeper Life High School in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital and said they should be held responsible.
The lady identified as Deborah Okezie who interviewed her son in a Facebook live video which went viral, alleged that her son was well-fed before being sent off to the boarding school, but he returned home skinny and malnourished.
Okezie’s son who recounted some of the abuses he was subjected to, alleged that he was forced to starve for days, beaten for bedwetting and also sent to a hostel for senior students where he was also dealt with.
See statement below:
Monday 21st December, 2020
RE : MOLESTATION OF A JSS 1 STUDENT OF DEEPER LIFE HIGH SCHOOL, AKWA IBOM
The attention of the management of Deeper Life High School has been drawn to a viral post on the molestation of a JSS 1 student at our campus in Akwa Ibom state.
We will like to categorically restate that Deeper Life High School is built on the core values of godliness and excellence and will not tolerate any immoral act or molestation of any student. We believe Parents /Guardians enroll their wards in our schools all over the country because of the strong perception that ours offers a sure-footed platform for moral armament and academic excellence.
We want to assure the general public that investigations into the case have commenced and no culprit, whether staff or student, will be spared if found culpable at the end of the exercise. As an interim measure and to underscore the seriousness we attach to higher superintending values, the school principal has been suspended summarily even as further investigations continue.
We firmly assure the discerning public that the overall outcome of the investigations will be made known and appropriate disciplinary actions will be meted to all culprits in this unfortunate act that admittedly threatens to cast unnecessary aspersions on a unique institution that has been a shining example to all over the years.
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— Deeper Life Bible Church (@dclmhq) December 21, 2020