Police in Cameroon have arrested a teacher after a video emerged online allegedly showing him brutally beating a nine-year-old boy.
The incident is suspected to have taken place at a primary school in Doula, Cameroon’s economic capital. The video has been widely shared on social networks.
It shows a totally naked boy being held by his arms and feet by four other children, while a man hits him with a rubber hose and then a machete.
In another video that followed, the teacher uses a claw hammer and hits one of the students’ hands as another form of punishment.
According to an eyewitness, the pupil was punished for failing to give a reason for his absence from school for a few days.
According to preliminary reports from Cameroon that The Ugandan Wire has obtained, the teacher in the video has already been arrested by the Police and is going to be charged. Corporal punishment is outlawed in the country.