Mr. Modetus Eze, the principal of Wisdom Secondary School Okijia, in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State was almost lynched by some angry youths after being accused of engaging in homosexual acts with a 17-year-old male student.
According to PUNCH metro, it took the intervention of the police to stop irate youths from lynching the principal.
During the turmoil that ensued, policemen from Okija police division stormed the school and were able to handle the situation.
A source who pleaded anonymity said, “it was the police that saved the man. He would have been dead by now. He has been doing this for years now.
“We learnt that amidst the confusion that ensued the man escaped to an unknown destination.”
The Anambra State Public Relation Officer, Mr. Haruna Umar confirmed the story, saying: “There was a reported case of unnatural offence against one Modestus Eze, principal of Seat of Wisdom secondary School, Okija.
“The suspect allegedly had an unlawful canal knowledge against the order of nature with a male student of 17 years old.
“The scene was visited by Police detectives attached to the Okija Division and the victim taken to the hospital for medical examination.
He added,”Some charms and Juju deities spread with a red substance suspected to be fresh blood were also discovered in some isolated rooms within the school premises.
“It took the intervention of the Divisional Police Officer and some eminent persons in the area to restore normalcy and pacify the rampaging youths from taking the laws into their hands.
“The suspect is still on the run and efforts are being intensified to apprehend him in order to bring him to Justice.”
He stated that while investigations are still ongoing, the school has been cordoned off.