Don Davis: Parties involved in Deeper Life high school saga settle out of court
After a long court battle, parties involved in the Deeper Life high school saga involving a junior student, Don-Davis Archibong who accused some senior students and teachers of molestation and abuse, have settled out of court.
Expressing her gratitude, Don-Davis’ mother, Deborah Archibong who attended a peace and reconciliation reception organised by Deeper Life High School as part of the terms of settlement, said she is happy that all the children involved in the case are alive to witness the occasion.
The Nation reported that Deborah noted that her son came to Deeper Life High School because of the sound moral standard and discipline the school is known for. She also appreciated the teachers, students and the principal for the cooperation, noting that she has seen Christ in all of them.
“I am honestly happy because all the children involved are alive and some parents watching us may be crying but I give God the glory. This is what the body of Christ is all about.
“Let us forget the devil came in, everything will be fine. The good news I want to trend from social media is that I like the cooperation of teachers, principal and every other person. When I came in I was wearing tight because I thought it would be anyhow but I see Christ in every one of them. I know that Deeper Life High school has come to stay.”
Lead counsel to Deeper Life High School, Taiwo Kupolati SAN, commended the High Court Judge, Ntong Ntong for initiating the peace process and also appreciated all the parties for embracing peace and advised parents to seek and boldly enforce peace as anybody who does not have peace is not entitled to good life.
“The Honourable Judge suggested that the parties should settle the case outside court. It is to the glory of God that after two conferences, both parties and individuals concerned; the school, and the children involved, came together to reconcile.
“I want us to know that as parents we must seek and boldly enforce peace because he who does not have peace is not entitled to good life. I thank Deborah Archibong so much for agreeing to have this matter resolved at no financial cost because of the future of the children. I thank you for your understanding. All the bad memories and negative publicity are gone.”