The child molestation allegedly taking place at Deeper Life High School, Uyo is not limited to one student, a parent reportedly says.
Recall that the school and its church owners, Deeper Life Christian Ministry, are under fire over the alleged molestation of JSS1 student Don Davis Archibong.
Don Davis, his mother Deborah Okezie said, was sexually assaulted and molested by other students and a teacher identifed as “Mr Akpan”.
Okezie now says another parent has confided in her that her own son was also abused. The fresh allegation raises fears that the alleged molestation of Don Davis was not an isolated incident.
“One of the Deeper Life parents called me and also sent a text to me, saying her child in the same school came back home with a broken hand,” Okezie said in a recent Facebook Live video.
“She said that Mr. Akpan hit the child and he came back with a broken hand. I said, ‘why not join me? Let’s correct this’, but she said no, she could not because her husband is a Deeper Life pastor, and he has said no to it.”
Commenting on her son’s current state of health, Okezie said she had moved the boy to another hospital and that he was responding well to treatment, though still suffering from the trauma of being “kicked in the head at school”.
“Don Davis is doing well, just that he snaps out of his sleep, saying he wants to wee and he actually does. I don’t think I like this style. It might be fear,” she said.
She noted that though the school had a reputation for being outstanding academically, its handling of the welfare of its pupils was not good enough. She also alleged that pupils of the school were not being fed well.
“Deeper Life High School is very sound academically,” Okezie said.
“I have checked my son’s laptop. I have seen the materials sent from Ayobo but when it comes to taking care of the children, they are 0/100.
“The state superintendent once told me he approves N2,200,000 for feeding every week. My son said all they usually eat is Egusi soup. They put cereal in a big bowl with no milk and they scoop it in cups for them to eat with buns.
“I’ve once asked the principal what the food is like and she gave me a handwritten timetable; my son said that’s not what they feed them.”
Meanwhile, the Deeper Life Bible Church Headquarters had taken to its Twitter page to announce that the education secretary of the school would share some updates about the case of Don Davis later on Tuesday.
But critics condemn the silence of church leader Pastor William F. Kumuyi on the matter.