The youths had stormed the school to attack the principal when they heard that he allegedly had sex with a 17-year-old male pupil of the school.
It was gathered that the appearance of the youths at the school caused confusion, as policemen attached to the Okija Police Division raced to the school and saved the principal.
A source in the school said, “It was the police that saved the man. He would have been dead by now.
“We learnt that during the confusion in the school, the man escaped. Nobody knows his whereabouts.”
The Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Umar, confirmed the story.
He said, “There was a reported case of unnatural offence against one Modestus Eze, the Principal of Seat of Wisdom Secondary School, Okija.
“The suspect allegedly had an unlawful carnal knowledge of a male pupil of 17 years old, against the order of nature.
“The scene was visited by police detectives attached to the Okija division and the victim was taken to the hospital for medical examination.
“Some charms and fetish deities covered with red substance suspected to be blood, were also discovered in some isolated rooms on the school premises.
“It took the intervention of the Divisional Police Officer and some eminent persons in the area to restore normalcy and pacify the rampaging youths from taking the law into their own hands.
“The suspect is still on the run and efforts are being intensified to apprehend him in order to bring him to justice.”
He said the school was being guarded by the police, while investigation was ongoing.