Police in Cameroon have arrested a teacher after a video of him allegedly viciously abusing a nine-year-old kid surfaced online.
The attack is thought to have occurred at an elementary school in Doula, Cameroon’s commercial center.
The video has attracted a lot of attention on social media, and it has sparked a lot of outrage.
Here’s the video:
It depicts a boy who is completely naked being held by his arms and feet by four other children while a man strikes him with a rubber hose and then a machete.
According to an eyewitness, the student was penalized for failing to provide a justification for missing a few days of school.
Recall that Africa Equity Media reported a similar incident that occurred in Nigeria in a nursery and primary school in Asaba, Delta state, Nigeria.
It was alleged that the teacher left several marks on a 19 month- old toddler’s body after flogging him.
The little boy was said to have fallen sick after the beating and was taken to the Federal Medical Centre. It was learnt that his health condition deteriorated until he eventually died on a Saturday morning.
An investigation by the police is still underway. Despite corporal punishment being illegal in Cameroon, it is still used in some schools in the nation just like other parts of West Africa.