The trial of some staffers and students of Deeper Life High School, Uyo campus accused of 3exual abuse, starvation, and negligence is to start anew.
Recall that the parents of Don Davis Archibong, an 11-year-old student of the school had instituted the lawsuit against the staffers and students over alleged abuse.
This is as Don Davis has become a brand ambassador to Resolution Technologies.
The prosecuting counsel, David Okokon who was not in court Wednesday because his flight from Abuja was delayed, told Channels Television in a telephone conversation.
According to him, as a result of the transfer of the former presiding magistrate, and because the case was still at its preliminary stage, the case had to commence afresh.
Okokon said in line with conventional legal practice in such circumstances, the accused persons would take their pleas afresh after which they were admitted to the subsisting bail.
The case which has been adjourned to March 3, 2021 for hearing has the school’s principal, Mrs. Ndidi Solomon, Joseph Nseabasi, Akpan Johnson, Egor Wilson, and Joseph Ikenna as defendants.
Two minors, Shallom Ibukun and Ola Feyesetan, are among the defendants facing a four-count charge bordering on sexual molestation, maltreatment, starvation, and negligence.