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Police interrogates vice principal, student over school attack in Osun state

Osun State Commissioner of Police, Mrs. Dorothy Gimba
Commissioner of Police in Osun State, Mrs. Dorothy Gimba, on Tuesday interrogated the Vice Principal of Baptist High School, Ejigbo, and a female student of the school over Monday’s attack by some Muslim youths.

Some youths had attacked the school on Monday and injured the Principal, Mr. Layi Oguntola, based on the allegation that the principal turned back some Muslim female students of the school for wearing hijab on their uniforms.

A police source told journalists that the CP invited the female student and the VP of the school to the state police headquarters, Osogbo, on Tuesday afternoon.

The source said that the CP interrogated the two and were allowed to go after the session.

The source said, “The female student who was said to have been sent away from the school for wearing hijab was invited. The Vice Principal of the school also came and some religious leaders came with their lawyer.

“The girl and the vice principal were asked some questions and after that they were allowed to go.”

The source added that one person had also been arrested in connection with the attack.

Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola has appealed to the people of the state not to read any religious meaning to the school reclassification embarked upon by his administration.

Osun State Commissioner for Finance, Dr. Wale Bolorunduro, who spoke in an interview with our correspondent on the development, said that the governor was not happy with the incident.

He said, “All parties affected in this matter should be tolerant. That is the bottom line. We are one in the state and we should not allow anything to divide us.

“The governor means well with the reclassification. It was aimed at reforming the education sector, which was in rot before he assumed office. There was no religious undertone to it as some are claiming.”

Source - The Punch

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