Family Demands Justice As 11-Yr-Old Boarding Student Dies Due To Alleged Negligence

A family in Anambra State is seeking Justice after their 11-year-old son d#ed due to alleged negligence from his boarding school.

Bright Chidalu Onyekwuluje, a Junior Secondary School (JSS2) student of St Michaels Boys College, Ozubulu in Anambra State, was said to fallen seriously ill in school.

But despite his deteriorating health, the school’s management was said to have insisted he must stay behind to finish his exams, a decision which allegedly led to his death.

Chidalu died on December 17, 2021, nine days after he was picked up by his parents after his cousin borrowed a phone to alert them of his health.

Speaking at his funeral, the father of the deceased, Mr Prince Cornelius told journalists that, “My son, Bright Chidalu Onyekwuluje died out of negligence on the part of the school. He was sick, and they refused to tell us. It was my son’s cousin that borrowed a phone to call his mother to tell us to come and pick Bright that he was dying.

He told us he has been the one backing him from the school hostel to the classroom every day, to sit for exams. Even after the call, I reached the guardian of my son, but he lied to me that the boy was okay and that it was nothing serious. I insisted on coming from Port Harcourt, Rivers State where I live to pick him, and they insisted it was nothing serious.

When I insisted I must see him, I was surprised the boy looked so bad that he was already dying. I asked the guardian if this was the boy he said was alright, but he did not answer. Now I have lost my only son.”

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