A 16-year outdated secondary faculty pupil in Ekiti State, Favour Mathew, died Thursday night after being hacked by one other pupil, Kehinde Timilehin inside the faculty premises.
Favour, a Senior Secondary 2 of Ado Grammar Faculty earlier than his premature loss of life, was stated to have been in juju contest with the suspect on who really has superior energy throughout which he was hacked within the chest and later died on the Ekiti State College Educating Hospital (EKSUTH), Ado Ekiti.
A number of sources confirmed to journalists on the faculty on Friday that Favour, who was of Ebira extraction in Kogi State, introduced the weapons however was killed after the axe and knife wrapped with white and pink scarf couldn’t pierce the suspect who overpowered him and stabbed him in self defence.
The varsity has now been taken over by police with the primary gate beneath lock over fears of alleged reprisal assault, which emanated from menace issued by the deceased’s household that they might invade the college in protest on Friday.
A police Hilux van with over ten policemen have been stationed on the gate with few lecturers allowed entry into the college, whereas college students who reported as early as 7am have been turned again.
Nonetheless, earlier than the disaster degenerated to the extent of stabbing one another, the 2 have been stated to have had altercation over the possession of a soccer earlier within the day.
Narrating how the incident occurred, the Faculty Principal, Mr Ebenezer Falayi and his Vice, Mr. Olurotimi Olaoluwa, defined that the incident occurred round 2.15pm at a far part of the establishment after dismissal time.
Falayi stated the scholars had held its closure meeting and had dispersed, earlier than noise emanated from that troubled part the place the boy was hacked, after which lecturers have been mobilized to the place to whisk the sufferer to EKSUTH.
“This incident actually saddened us as a result of it might have been prevented. What I gathered from college students who have been on the spot of the gory incident was that the duo have been arguing over who had superior energy and the deceased had earlier gone dwelling to deliver all these weapons which couldn’t pierce the suspect when used on him.
“I used to be advised that the suspect later overpowered him and picked up these weapons and stabbed the sufferer within the chest. Our lecturers, together with myself, my Vice and Registrar alongside different lecturers who have been resident on campus right here rushed him to EKSUTH. We even took the suspect alongside.
“The sufferer was placed on life help, however that might not assist the scenario. He died within the hospital. I needed to rapidly name the DPO of Odo Ado Police Station who strengthened his males and contacted police station at Oke Ila to forestall the suspect from being killed by extremely enraged deceased’s members of the family.
“The hospital insisted on doing the post-mortem earlier than releasing the corpse however the household resisted it. They later launched the corpse to the household when it practically brought on hassle within the hospital.
“The police additionally took the suspect to custody. However I needed to beg for safety beef up across the faculty when there was menace that 30 college students can be killed in reprisal assault at present (Friday),” Falayi said.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu , confirmed the incident, saying the matter can be investigated.
He stated “the suspect was instantly taken to the Felony investigation Division (CID) on the Police Command shortly after the deceased was confirmed useless”, he revealed.