Deeper Life High School, on Tuesday opened up on the molestation of an 11-year-old schoolboy in its Uyo campus, vowing that there would be no cover-up over the issue.
The mother of the boy at the centre of the issue, Mrs. Deborah Okezie had alleged that her son, Don Davis was molested by seniors in the school who pushed their hands and legs into his anus and threatened him with death if he ever reported.
The reaction of the church-owned school follows continued agitation in the polity over the case with a hashtag, #JusticeForDonDavis.
Reacting in a video statement on Tuesday evening, the Education Secretary of the school, Mrs. Thelma Malaka said the authorities of the church owned school had initiated an investigation even before the popular clamour.
Deeper Life School Reacts
“Permit me to remind you that the Office of the Governor of Akwa Ibom State has taken over the investigation of the matter to ensure neutrality and a dispassionate outcome.
“We appreciate the concerted efforts of everyone who has shown support in the investigation thus far. We reiterate that we will be transparent and that justice will not only be served, it will be seen by all that it has been served.
“Recall that we had earlier suspended the principal of the affected campus and initiated an investigation into the matter. We decided to restrain ourselves from further comments after the first update because we thought it is sub judice to comment on a matter currently under investigation.
“However, considering the potential impact of this issue, especially on what we stand for, we are compelled to provide an earlier update before the final report by the government.
“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.”
Affirming that there was no attempt to cover up, she said Deeper Life:
“Deeper Life High School stands on the core value of integrity and uprightness and will not attempt to cover up any immoral act under any guise.
“We enjoin the public to be on the lookout for the final report as will be released by the appropriate authority soon. We believe that the government will share the final report once the investigation is completed.”