Police detain doctor, four Deeper Life school staff

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The Akwa Ibom State Police command has detained one Dr Effiong Udimidue over the alleged molestation and maltreatment of, Don-Davies Archibong, 11-year-old and JSS1 student of Deeper Life High School, Idoro Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

It was gathered that Dr Udimidue and four members of staff at the school were detained after the meeting the Police held with all parties involved in the matter on Tuesday at the Police Headquarters, Uyo.

According to a reliable source, Dr Udimidue retired from the State government and is currently running his own private clinic within Uyo, the state capital.

The four staff of the School who were also detained included, the Vice Principal of the School, and an administrative staff whose names could not be ascertained at the time of filing this report.

Others are two teachers, who double as Boarding Masters of the Junior students hostel and Senior Students hostel, Mr. Akpan and Mr. Nseabasi Joseph respectively.

It was gathered that the meeting, which was in continuation of investigation into the Deeper Life High School matter ended about 5pm Tuesday.

Further investigation revealed that the police command had last Thursday invited all parties involved, including the Senior Students accused of molestation and bullying, and they had made statements over the controversial issue.

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The mother of Don-Davies, Mrs. Deborah Archibong had petitioned the Police command alleging that her son Don Davies was inhumanly treated, molested and subjected to starvation in the School.

The Commissioner of Police, Andrew Amiengheme, had in a statement on Tuesday signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Odiko MacDon, made available to journalists in Uyo, assured Akwa Ibom people that no stone would be left unturned in unraveling the truth.

Amiengheme, who had also assured that the outcome of the investigation would be made public, however enjoined all parties involved in the matter to exercise restraint pending the outcome of the ongoing police investigation.

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