A widow to a math teacher who was stabbed by a student in Jos has lamented that justice has not been served over the death of her husband.
Her husband, Job Dasha, was a mathematics teacher at the Government Science Technical College Bukuru (BuTech), Plateau State. He was stabbed by a student of the same school.
The incident took place on the 30th of July,2021 at the school dining, during school hours.
The widow, Mrs Akoti Job-Dashe had narrated what happened in an interview.
“From what I was told,he (my husband) was on duty at the school dining hall together with one of his colleagues. And it was time for lunch and the SS3 students were the ones taking their lunch at the time. A student, who had earlier been served, came to collect another portion and when he was detected,my husband was trying to reprimand him for doing that. So, the boy got angry, went back to the hostel, picked a knife, came back and stabbed my husband to death..” she said.
She had added that at the time the incident occurred, the case was reported to the police and thereafter moved to the DSS and later taken to court. She has however lamented that the case has not been attended as it ought to be.
She has demanded justice to be served on the issue.
“I need justice for my husband. He did not commit any crime. Given the circumstances that led to his death, what does the law say in a situation like this? Let the law take its course; let there be justice for my husband. And then, if government can provide a job for me with my qualifications I will appreciate it because I don’t have a job at the moment. I have a master’s in History and International Relations.” she said.
The students should actually be called to book. That will serve as deterrent to others. More so, Schools put measures in place to avoid such occurrences as it is becoming a norm as students deal with teachers anyhow and go with it.