The proprietor, Afolayan Joseph, and the yet-to-be-identified principal were said to have tied the pupils for allegedly coming late to school.
Joined by other residents, the policeman was said to have succeeded in getting the suspects arrested.
Our correspondent learnt that the suspects were taken to the Itele Police Station.
He said, “I was going to work this morning (Wednesday) when I saw some cars parked by the roadside. I discovered that it was because of some pupils that were tied to crosses. When I saw it, I parked and went to meet the proprietor of the school. I introduced myself as a policeman and told him to untie the pupils. He refused, saying there was nothing anybody could tell him that would make him to release them.
The DPO of Itele Police Station, who declined to give his name, said the proprietor did not like the policeman’s attempt to correct him.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the arrests of the two men, as well as a teacher in the school.
He said, “It is a barbaric incident because I don’t see any offence that a secondary school pupil will commit that will make someone to tie him or her and be flogging them in public.
“The act is no longer a corrective measure; it is a barbaric act and it will not be allowed in this 21st century.”