I’m Mrs. Thelma Malaka the Education Secretary, Deeper Life High School.
This is a further statement to the first we shared with discerning observers on the allegation of molestation of a JSSI. student, Don Davis, at our Uyo Campus, Akwa Ibom.
First and foremost, permit me to remind you that the office of the Governor of Akwa lbom has taken over the investigation of the matter to ensure neutrality and a dispassionate outcome.
We appreciate the concerned effort of everyone who has shown support in the investigation thus far.We reiterate that we will be transparent and that justice will not only be served, it will be seen by all that it has been served.
Recall that we had earlier suspended the principal of the affected campus and initiated an investigation into the matter. We decided to restrain ourselves from further comments after the first update because we thought it is sub judice to comment on a matter currently under investigation.
However, considering the potential impact of this issue, especially on what we stand for, We are compelled to provide an early update before the final report is released by the govern-ment.
The panel has sat and we have presented staff members and students of our school who have been mentioned in this particular case all through the period of the investigation. We believe that the Government Will share the final report once the investigation is concluded.
Secondly, as a parent myself, I do care about the mental and physical health of Don Davis who has been at the centre of this issue. Despite the intriguing underpinnings, we will continue to show our love to him within the limits permitted by his parents. We have unflinching confidence in our God to resolve the issue such that at the end, the truth will ultimately prevail..
Thirdly, I will like to let you know that the Police is also currently investigating this matter and we have been invited to share our side of the story. The detailed interrogation was however adjourned due to the holidays. We believe that a new date will be communicated as soon as possible by the Police Authorities.
Finally, we will like to restate that Deeper Life High School stand on the core values of integrity and uprightness and will not attempt to cover up any immoral act under any guise. We enjoin the public to be on the look out for the final report as will be released by the appropriate authorities soon.
Thank you and God bless you.
Signed. Thelma Malaka Education Secretary, Deeper Life High School