Deborah Okezie, whose son Don Davis was allegedly molested in Deeper Life High School, Uyo, has accused the Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Enobong Udemeabasi Mbobo of intimidation.
Recall that Deborah had blown the lid on the alleged molestation of her child in a viral video on social media which sparked outrage.
Following the release of the video, the state government had promised an investigation into the incident.
She said that the alleged intimidation occurred in the commissioner’s office when she was invited for further investigation into the allegations.
Deborah said that the commissioner accused her of trying to smear her office.
“Let the truth stand. I promised Nigerians that I will keep them updated as in Don Davis’s case. You called me to bring my phone for investigation and as soon as I walked in, you started attacking me, that why I did go on the live broadcast? I asked you a question. Why did you bring me to your office to be attacked? Why retrieve my phone? What are we hiding? Which other evidence do you need?” she said in another video released on social media.
However, the state government dismissed the allegation of intimidation.
Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Iniobong Ememobong said, “No such thing happened. The Commissioner for Education could not have intimidated her. It’s not in her character to do such a thing. We refuse to join issue with the woman.
“I have spoken with the Commissioner for Education who told me that no such thing happened.”
On whether the investigation will be thorough, transparent, and dispassionately done, Ememobong gave the assurance that the report would not be skewed as it would a true reflection of the matter.
He said, “The investigation borders on things that are partly civil and criminal offences. So, the state government will undertake its part which is the civil offence, while the Police which I am sure you are already aware will handle the criminal part. There is nothing to hide. There is no interest to protect. The report will be reflective of the situation.”