But that was exactly what later happened. Nine-year-old Chimbuchi, a primary three pupil, is about to lose his sight in his left eye, if prompt surgery is not quickly carried out.The boy was diagnosed of cataract after a teacher’s cane in the school got into his eyes.
Oluchi said: “Blindness is what my husband and I are trying to check. I’m scared and worried. I don’t know what else to do. I have been praying that God should help us by helping our son. “We have borrowed money and still need N135,000 for the surgery,” cried Oluchi.
Oluchi, a mother of seven, said she sells pap, while her husband is a commercial motorbike rider. They live in Imo State. .
She explained the boy had returned from school, crying in pains.
She said: “It happened on January 31. My son left home healthy, with two good eyes, but returned with a damaged eye. My son is a twin. He told me that his teacher, Miss Chibuzor Kenneth, was flogging a pupil when the cane mistakenly got into his own eye.”
Chimbuchi bore the pains in the eye until he got home.
I was angry. I marched him back to the school. I met the proprietress, Mrs. Concilia Mbaegbu. By then, the teacher, Chibuzor, had already gone home. When I met the proprietress, she told me that she was not around when the incident occurred.
After discussing with her husband, the couple went to Dikenafai Divisional Police Station, Ideato South Local Government Area, to report the matter.