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Suspected student cultists in supremacy fight, destroy Principal’s car in Delta  

By Monday Osayande, Asaba
03 December 2021   |   2:49 am
Group of cultists suspected to be students have destroyed the car belonging to Mr. Sunday Onoshagbegbe, the principal of Egugbo Grammar School, Egugbo, in Ughelli North Council

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Group of cultists suspected to be students have destroyed the car belonging to Mr. Sunday Onoshagbegbe, the principal of Egugbo Grammar School, Egugbo, in Ughelli North Council of Delta State.
 
The students also destroyed other valuable facilities in the school when they engaged in what sources called ‘supremacy fight’.
 


Narrating the incident when the state Commissioner for Secondary Education, Mrs. Rose Ezewu visited, Mr. Onoshagbegbe, said, the school had of late been confronted with security challenges, which led to the destruction of his car.
 
While condemning cult-related activities in the school, Onoshagbegbe noted that a car belonging to a female teacher was damaged on November 15 before security men could intervene.
 
According to him, the vigilante group had on the day arrested a student, who according to them, dressed like cultists and the development made some other students demand his immediate release.
  
Angered by the development, Ezewu met with relevant stakeholders in the school to bring a lasting solution to activities of some students of the school and stressed the need for a good parental upbringing of children.
 
Decrying the unwholesome attitudes of some students of Ekugbo Grammar School, the commissioner warned that the school may be closed if such destruction happened again.
 
Also, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Basic and Secondary, Mr. Augustine Oghoro, warned against deviant students, noting that most of the destruction occurred because teachers and the host community were in collaboration with the students.
 
Oghoro urged the community to fix the damaged facilities, saying it was the responsibility of the community to ensure the security of schools.
  
But the President-General of Ughelli, Prince Pius Omobaye, the President of Ekugbo Community, Comrade Baker Benard and the Chairman of the Parents Teachers’ Association (PTA), Elder Sunday Ukeh, appealed to the state government not to close down the school, promising that unwarranted activities of the students will be checked.

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