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Blind teacher removes blind student eye

Police in Nimba County have arrested an instructor of the School of the Blind in the county’s commercial capital Ganta, for allegedly brutalizing a male student of the institution, completely removing one of his eyes. The 32-year-old suspect, Byron Dolo, inflicted the injury on one of his visually-impaired students, 25 years old Emmanuel Glay, during a fight on Tuesday, 12 October.

The NewDawnNimba correspondent said the blind instructor and some of his students had gone along the Ganta-Sanniquellie highway to cut sticks in the bush to construct an annex to the school building, and while they were returning home, the duo engaged in fistfight.

The cause for the fight was not immediately established, but reports say instructor Dolo allegedly flogged student Glay, removing his right eye. When contacted, the chairman of the school for the blind, Kougbay-ZawoloKulah, condemned the act and promised to launch an investigation to ascertain what led to the fight.

Since the school for the blind was founded in Ganta in 2011, this is the first incident involving an instructor of the school and a student, resulting to serious injury. Doctor at the Ganta United Methodist Hospital in Ganta City told this paper victim Emmanuel Glay needs to go for eyes surgery abroad. Meanwhile, parents of the victim have vowed to settle score with instructor Dolo, who is presently in police custody, for brutalizing their son. -Edited by Jonathan Browne

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