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Late students on crosses and whipped.

Late students on crosses and whipped.

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.

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