Some staff of the Redeemers Nursery and Primary School in Ogba, Lagos have been arrested by the state police over the death of Chidera Eze, one of the school’s pupils.
The five-year-old pupil was said to have drowned during a swimming lesson organised by the school at the Ivory Health Club in the Ikeja axis of the state.
The deceased and his colleagues were said to have been playing close to the pool during the training when he suddenly slipped into it.
Benjamin Hundeyin, Lagos police PRO, while speaking on the case on Friday, said that some staff of the school have been detained alongside workers at the wellness centre where the drowning happened.
“Some teachers were arrested. Some staff of the wellness centre was arrested. For now, I can’t say much until I have updates,” the police spokesperson said.
Anthony, the pupil’s father, had earlier alleged that the school’s officials neglected his son, resulting in his death.
“All these happened. None of the teachers, caregivers, and lifeguards took notice of what was happening,” he said.
“My son was under the water for over 30 minutes and we were all shouting as we watched the video.
“Another pupil also fell into the water, but her colleagues raised the alarm and they pulled her out and while this was going on, nobody noticed my son was inside the water.”