Three people have been arrested in Nigeria for allegedly tying late students to crosses and flogging them with horsewhips on a Nigerian roadside.
The three – including the headteacher – were taken into custody after a police officer stumbled across the incident in south-western Ogun State.
Pictures show at least two young people – one boy and one girl – tied to a makeshift crucifix with green string.
A police spokesman described the punishment as “a barbaric act”.
Local reports say they were being punished for being late.
The officer – named only as Livinus – tried to intervene, asking the school’s owner to free the teenagers. When the owner of the school in Ayetoro, 145km (90 miles) north-west of Lagos, refused, the officer decided to take action – only to be forced back.