Nigerian students 'tied to cross and whipped' for being late

Three individuals are detained in Nigeria for allegedly linking late learners to crosses and flogging them with horsewhips onto an Nigerian roadside.

Both – comprising the head teacher – have been shot in to custody after a police officer stumbled round the incident at Ogun State.

Pictures reveal at least two adults – a boy and a girl – tied to your crucifix.

Local accounts state that they were punished if you are late.

The officer – named only as Livinus – strove to intervene, also asking the school’s owner to free the teenagers. After whoever owns the faculty in Ayetoro, 145km (90 miles) north west of Lagos, deniedthat the officer chose to take action – only to be pushed back.

“After I tried to untie the pupils, the proprietor along with his teachers beat up me,” he instructed Nigerian newspaper Punch. “just before I returned in picking hand cuffs from my car, they’d grabbed a buddy who was with me… and smashed up him having a horsewhip.”

After backup came, the suspects have been eventually detained.

Ogun State police spokesman Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed to the BBC the principal, proprietor and the other teacher were detained and so are very likely to become charged.

He added: “The act is no longer a corrective step, it’s a regular action, but it’s not acceptable and it will not be tolerated.”