The sum of one hundred million naira was claimed as compensation for 11-year-old Don-Davies Archibong, a JSS1 student from Idoro Uyo High School, who was allegedly sexually molested by his schoolmates two months after he went back to school.
Don Davis’ people made the request through a letter to the principal and written by their attorneys, Eagle-Eyes Network Chambers, and signed by David Okokon (Esq).
The letter entitled “Gross child abuse, tangible molestation, serial bullying, criminal hunger, malicious repression and dubious abuse of master Don-Davies Archibong (11 years old) by the principal and walk-in master of the deeper life secondary school, Uyo” and dated December 22, 2020, read in part
“We are lawyers for Mr. And Mrs. Iniobong Archibong, resident in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State hereafter, after which we named our client. We have the clear and unambiguous instructions to write you on the above topic.
It is indeed defiantly sad, morally suicidal, religiously hypocritical that the 11-year-old son of our client was furiously bombarded with physical and inhuman torture of a debilitating dimension with the consequent castration of his human person, dignity and child guilt.
We respectfully demand the payment of N100,000,000 within 21 days of receipt of this letter as compensation to alleviate the dehumanizing, horrific torture and outrage that our client’s son has undergone and for his medical examination and medication.
We demand that Idoro High School, Uyo, publish an unconditional apology to our clients in two national newspapers; PUNCH, DAGDAG, and any other two local newspapers distributed within the Akwa Ibom State and environs ”
Meanwhile, the Akwa Ibom government withdrew from the investigation into the incident and left the investigation to the police and other relevant institutions. The State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Ini Ememobong, which made this known, said that after receiving the investigation report, the state government will take the necessary steps thereafter.