A lawyer representing a woman whose 11-year-old son allegedly was sexually abused by two senior students at Deeper Life High School, Uyo, said the woman initially misunderstood the N100 million Request for enforcement of the case.
The woman, Deborah Archibong, caused confusion on social media on Saturday when she said via Facebook live broadcast that she did not authorize the attorney to seek N100 million in compensation from Deeper Life High School .
“Someone said I asked for N 100 million, I did not ask for any money. I haven’t told any lawyer to collect N100 million, ”Ms. Archibong said.
“I’m a small trader, I do jewelry. I just told the lawyer that I want justice (for my son). If there is justice, they don’t know, ”the woman added.
At the request of Ms. Archibong’s rejection, Facebook and Twitter users began flagging news reports of N100 million demand as fake.
Ms. Archibong’s attorney David Okokon told PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday that based on the way people misinterpreted the claim, his client believed the N100 million claim was for settlement of the case.
“It was activated by the bombardment of pressure from fans who labeled it a misunderstanding that N100 million should be a foreclosure on the case.
“Our demand for N 100 million remains and it is certainly not going to close the case,” said Okokon, saying that the money was intended for medical treatment of the victim.
“The N100 million (demand) position is the mother position, it is the father position, and it is the legal team position,” he said.
Ms. Archibong then issued a statement Facebook To instruct interested members of the public to speak to their attorney, Mr. Okokon. One development the attorney said is an indication that she was okay with legal action.
The lawyer said her client posted the case on Facebook, “not particularly because of the abuse (her son), but because the school administration refused to take responsibility and apologize for what happened”.
The police are investigating the case and have invited all parties to a meeting in Uyo on Tuesday.
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