A final year student of a Lagos secondary school has allegedly been murdered by a Gardener over a mere insult by the deceased.
The deceased, identified as Adagun Yusuf, 16 years and an SSS 3 student of Jubril Martins Memorial Grammar School, Iponri Ebute-Metta was said to have been engaged in a fight by the alleged killer along Oke-olu road and fell down in the process.
It was learnt that the victim became unconscious and was rushed to a private hospital where he eventually died.
Identified as Femi Aderonmu, a gardner with the same school, our correspondent gathered that the suspect blocked the deceased on his way home with his friends after writing the WAEC examination and pulled him down, claiming that the victim had insulted earlier on.
The Lagos Command Police Public Relations Officer Bala Elkana confirmed the report in a release made available to journalists on Sunday.
Elkana, a Deputy Superintendent of Police disclosed that the incident occurred on 15th May, 2019 at about 4.40pm.
He added that detectives from the Homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti Yaba, had visited the scene.
The police image maker further said that the corpse has been deposited at the mortuary for autopsy, while the suspect will be charged for murder.
His words, ” On 16/05/2019 at about 2.40pm Iponri Police Station received a complaint from Jubril Martins Memorial Grammar School Iponri that on 15/05/2019 at about 4.40pm one Femi Aderonmu m’ a gardener with the said School engaged one Adagun Rafiu m’ aged 16yrs an SSS 3 student in a fight along Oke-Olu road Iponri and in the process the student fell down and became unconscious and was rushed to Smith Medical Hospital where he later died.
Eye witness accounts show that the deceased person was returning home with his friends after writing WAEC and the suspect blocked him on the way and pulled him down, on the accusation that the deceased Student has insulted him before.
Homicide detectives from State Criminal Investigation Department Yaba, have visited the Crime scene, corpse of the deceased is deposited at the mortuary for autopsy.
The suspect is arrested and will be charged to Court for murder”.