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Student Crippled by Teachers Beating Finally on Treatment :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Student Crippled by Teachers Beating Finally on Treatment

Obadia was beaten in September 2023 and admitted at Soroti Regional Hospital, from where he was discharged in February without any improvement. But his family failed to raise enough money for his specialised treatment, leaving him to rot at home.
Obadia standing in court.

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Abraham Obadia, a student of Amuria High School who was crippled after allegedly being beaten by his teacher is receiving treatment from Kumi Orthopedic Centre.

Obadia suffered a spinal injury in September 2023. He was admitted to Soroti Regional Hospital and discharged in February without any improvement. However, his family failed to raise enough money for his specialized treatment.

His matter was highlighted by Uganda Radio Network leading to the arrest and the trial of Samuel Opio who is alleged to have inflicted the injury on the learner.   Obadia had suffered spinal cord injuries that resulted in paralysis. He could hardly turn or walk.

Although Opio denied the case in court, he agreed to meet the patient's medical expenses, paving the way for his temporal freedom as the court considered the victim's health before litigation.

But on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, Obadia and his parents informed the court that there was some improvement in the patient's condition after receiving treatment from Kumi Orthopedic Centre. He can now turn on his own and can move on crutches. 

However, Obadia and his father, Charles Opolon told the court that as much as they are grateful for the treatment, they are being threatened by some of the medics in the hospital for allegedly damaging the image of the school and the teacher when they accepted to speak to the media about the matter.

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Amuria Grade One Magistrate, Isaac Nakoko condemned the threats but urged the family to prioritize Obadia's health.

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Samuel Opio told the court that he was not aware of the said threats. He added that the family could have mistaken the medics’ language and tone of communication.

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The matter was adjourned to June 18, 2024.