Sexual abuse: We’ll not cover up, says Deeper Life


Published December 30, 2020

Samson Folarin
The Deeper Life High School has pledged commitment to ongoing investigations into the alleged case of sexual abuse of a student , Don Davis .
Davis , a Junior Secondary School 1 pupil at the Deeper Life School in Uyo , Akwa Ibom State , was alleged to have been abused by fellow student in the school’ s dormitory.
The 11 – year -old was admitted to a hospital barely a few weeks after he returned from school , as he was emaciated .
His mother , Deborah Okezie , took to social media to call out the school management , claiming her son ’s anus had been damaged .
She also said the school switched Davis dormitory to a dormitory filled with senior students where the abuse took place .
After the outrage the matter generated , Deeper Life suspended the school principal and ordered an investigation .
The Education Secretary , Deeper Life High School, Mrs Thelma Malaka , while providing an update on the case on Tuesday , said the Governor of Akwa Ibom State , Emmanuel Udom , had taken over investigation to ensure “ neutrality and a dispassionate outcome . ”

She said the school would be transparent and ensure justice was served in the matter.
“ The panel has sat and we have presented staff members and students of our school who have been mentioned in this particular case all through the period of the investigation . We believe that the government will share the final report once the investigation is concluded.
“ Secondly , as a parent myself, I do care about the mental and physical health of Don Davis who has been at the centre of this issue . Despite the intriguing underpinnings , we will continue to show our love to him within the limits permitted by his parents. We have unflinching confidence in our God to resolve the issue such that at the end , the truth will ultimately prevail , ” she said.

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