A 19-year-old student at a school in the eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri was arrested on Saturday for allegedly assaulting a police officer and was subsequently jailed for four years, according to local media.
The teenager was arrested after he allegedly assaulted a policeman who was working at the school on Saturday afternoon, according the Nigeria Today news agency.
“The police officers and the school staff were shocked when they saw the incident,” police officer Akim Abi Hassan told the NTV news channel.
The teenager is believed to be one of at least two students arrested at the same school on Sunday. “
He was released on bail yesterday and is expected to be returned to court on March 20.”
The teenager is believed to be one of at least two students arrested at the same school on Sunday.
One of the two students was released without charge, while the other has been arrested and will be formally charged on March 14, according Toomoyo News.
The alleged assault took place on Sunday afternoon.
The incident occurred after the student allegedly threw a bottle at the officer’s head, injuring his face, the report said.
The Nigerian National Police said the student had been detained and was being questioned.
The school’s principal, the school’s president and the headmaster have been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation.
“A student is a member of the police force and is entrusted to protect the children in Maiduguru.
We condemn the incident, as we believe the incident could have been avoided,” the school principal, Abdoulaye Abi, told the BBC on Monday.