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Parties in Deeper Life School student molestation case settle out of court

By Cornelius Essen, Abuja
16 May 2022   |   3:17 pm
The Deeper Life High School, Uyo, where a junior student, Don-Davis Archibong accused some senior students and teachers of molestation and abuse, has settled out of court with the parties involved. In a reconciliation meeting organised by the school on Friday 13th May 2022, which is part of the terms of the settlement, Don-Davis' mother,…

The Deeper Life High School, Uyo, where a junior student, Don-Davis Archibong accused some senior students and teachers of molestation and abuse, has settled out of court with the parties involved.

In a reconciliation meeting organised by the school on Friday 13th May 2022, which is part of the terms of the settlement, Don-Davis’ mother, Deborah Archibong, said she was relieved that all the children involved in the case are alive to witness the occasion.

Archibong recalled that her son, Don-Davis came to Deeper Life High School because of the sound moral standard and discipline the school is known for.

“I am honestly happy because all the children involved are alive and some parents watching us may be crying but I give God the glory,” Mrs Archibong said. “This is what the body of Christ is all about.”

The lead counsel to Deeper Life High School, Taiwo Kupolati, SAN, commended the High Court Judge, Ntong Ntong for initiating the peace process.

Kupolati also appreciated all the parties for embracing peace, advising the parents to seek and boldly enforce peace as anybody who does not have peace is not entitled to a good life.

“The honourable judge suggested that the parties should settle the case outside court,” Kupolati said. “It is to the glory of God that after two conferences, both parties and individuals concerned; the school, and the children involved, came together to reconcile.

“We got a consent judgment that we will come together to unite the students and let them know it is better to live a united life as they are the future of this generation. Today is to celebrate, and affirm the principle of peace.”

The lawyer who represented the claimant, Sampson Awoji, thanked the Deeper Life High school for keeping to the terms of the settlement.

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