Imiefan Omokaro, a three-year old pupil in Benin City, was on Thursday afternoon, found dead in the toilet of her school. She was said to have tumbled into a bucket half-filled with water. A source disclosed that little Imiefan was found by a teacher in the toilet who immediately raised alarm and the girl was taken to the Winners Chapel Church, operators of the school, where pastors engaged in series of prayers to revive the girl.
Strange enough, at the close of school, when Imiefan’s mother came to pick her, the teacher said they were looking for her. The source added that it was not until two hours after Omokaro fell into the bucket that she was taken to a hospital where she was confirmed dead by the nurse on duty.
Father of the girl who gave his name as Omokaro Jolly, said he dropped his daughter at school hale and hearty and was surprised that the school authorities could not tell him what happened to his daughter.
He said his wife called him at about 3:45 to inform him that their daughter was missing and when he got to the school, he was asked to go to the hospital where he saw his child stone dead.
According to him, “When I dropped my daughter in school, she said I should come and pick her up so that I can buy her chocolate but I can’t see my daughter now.”
Imiefan’s class teacher and two nannies were arrested upon reporting the matter at the Etete Police Station.
”I can’t bring a baby to school and they expect me to collect a lifeless baby. It is their responsibility to tell me what happened to my baby”.
The wife, Mrs. Osarogue who was apparently worse hit by the mysterious death of her little child said amid tears, “I went to the school and asked where is my love. Nobody answered me. I asked the aunty, she told me that my daughter went to the toilet.”