A teacher, simply called Joy, has been arrested over the alleged abuse of a two-year-old pupil of Unic Vilos School, Mazamaza, Lagos State.
She was arrested on Monday after a team from the State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency (LSDSVA), Office of Education Quality Assurance (OEQA) and the Department of School Social Work, Lagos State Ministry of Youth and Social Development visited the school to investigate the allegation which was brought to public notice via a Twitter post by @wakawakatailor last week.
The mother of the child, Mrs. Faustina Ohamadike, told The Nation that Joy gave the toddler 24 strokes of the cane for failing to recite the English alphabets.
A statement by the LDSVRA noted that the investigation team established the abuse and reported the case to the police.
The toddler has been referred to Amuwo Odofin General Hospital for treatment.