Student Dies During Scuffle With Labour Prefect

Umar Manko

Umar Manko

Yusuf Muhammed & Sulaimon Mojeed-Sanni

The Labour Prefect of Iju Junior Grammar School, Old Akute road, Iju, Ridwan Moshood, 13, has been arrested by the police from Red House, Iju Divisional Headquarters, for allegedly killing a student of Iju Obawole Grammar School identified as Femi Oyekunle.

P.M.NEWS gathered that Oyekunle slumped and died during a scuffle with the Labour Prefect on Tuesday.

While explaining the circumstance that led to the death of Oyekunle,  Moshood said: “I met him and one other student on top of a mango tree behind the principal’s office and I ordered them to get down. As soon as they got down, Oyekunle confronted me and before I knew what was happening he gave me a blow’.’

Narrating further Moshood said as soon as he hit Oyekunle back in retaliation, he fell down and fainted said he poured water on Oyekunle before teachers and other students came and rushed him to a private hospital.

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When P.M.NEWS visited the two schools which are located in the same compound, the atmosphere was relatively calm with students and teachers going about their academic activities on Thursday.

Attempt to speak to the Principal of Iju Junior Grammar School, Mr. Adebiyi Emmanuel, was unsuccessful as he was said to have gone to the district office while his counterpart at Iju Obawole Grammar School, Mr. Omolewa Emmanuel, was said to have gone to SCID, Panti in connection with the incident.

Father of the deceased Mr. Idowu Oyekunle, resigned himself to fate when our reporter met him this morning.  He simply said it is God that gives and takes life.

The case has been transferred to Homicide Section of Panti, Yaba, Lagos for further investigation.