Some officials of the Deeper Life High School in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital are currently standing trial for their alleged unwholesome role in the sexual molestation and forced starvation of an 11-year-old student of the school.
But, journalists are barred from covering the proceedings which is going on in a High Court in Uyo.
The Nigeria Police, Akwa Ibom State Command is arraigning the suspects following investigation of a petition by the mother of the student, Mrs Deborah Okezie, against the school principal, Ndidi Solomon, and three others.
In her petition, Mrs Okezie is alleging that her son, a JSS 1 student of the school, was sexually molested, inhumanly treated, and starved in the school.
She raised an alarm in a viral social media video claiming that the abuse was perpetrated by some senior students of the school, sparking outrage and investigation by the police.
Apparently rattled, the school authorities last week vowed to ensure justice is done on the scandalous matter involving a Deeper Life Church school.
The school’s Education Secretary, Mrs Thelma Malaka, in a video says the school will not cover up the issue but ensure justice was served.
“We would like to restate that Deeper Life High School stands on the core values of integrity and uprightness and will not attempt to cover up any immoral act under any guise”, Malaka said in the video.