16-Year-Old Dies In Show Of Superiority Over Charms Efficacy

16-Year-Old Dies In Show Of Superiority Over Charms Efficacy

A 16-year-old secondary school student of the Ado Grammar School, Ado Ekiti, Mathew Favour, lost his life on Thursday following injuries sustained in a contest with a colleague over the efficacy of their charms.

Sources reported the incident happened in the evening within the premises of the school.

Favour who was in Senior Secondary Class Two before his death was said to be involved in a friendly banter over the ownership of a football before it snowballed into an argument over who had the more efficient charms.

The victim was allegedly stabbed in the chest and was transferred to the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital(EKSUTH), Ado Ekiti where he later died.

The suspect, who allegedly killed Favour, has since been taken into police custody.

It was garnered that Favour was said to have started the duel when he brandished a small axe and a knife wrapped in a white and red scarf whilst challenging his colleague to a fight.

However, his colleague was said to have overpowered him after a while trying, stabbing him in the chest with the knife and fatally injuring him in the process.

The incident brought activities in the school to a close as other students and members of staff fled the premises for their lives.

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However, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Caleb Ikechukwu, said he needed time to react to the incident after getting a clearer report on the incident.

The Police Command in the town immediately reinforced its presence following alleged threats by the family of the deceased to embark on reprisal attack at the school.

Confirming the incident, the school’s Principal, Ebenezer Falayi, said the incident occurred at about 2.15pm after the school had closed.

He said: “This incident really saddened us because it could have been avoided

“What I gathered from students who were at the spot of the gory incident was that the duo were arguing over who had superior power and the deceased had earlier gone home to bring all those weapons which could not pierce the suspect when used on him.

“I was told that the suspect later overpowered him, collected the weapons and stabbed the victim in the chest

“Our teachers, including myself, my Vice and Registrar alongside other teachers who were resident on campus here rushed him to EKSUTH. We even took the suspect along.

“The victim was put on life support, but that could not help the situation, he died in the hospital.

“I had to quickly call the DPO of Odo Ado Police Station who reinforced his men and contacted the police station at Oke Ila to prevent the suspect from being killed by highly enraged family members of the deceased.

“The hospital insisted on doing the autopsy before releasing the corpse but the family resisted this

“They later released the corpse to the family when it nearly caused trouble in the hospital

“The police also took the suspect into custody. But I had to beg for security beef up around the school when there was a threat that 30 students will be killed in a reprisal attack today(Friday).”

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