The police command in Kwara has confirmed that a 17-year-old student of Offa Grammar School in Offa local government area died of suicide after failing to pass his promotion examination from SS1 to SS2.
This is contained in a statement by police spokesman Okasanmi Ajayi in Ilorin.
He said the corpse of the deceased was removed from a tree behind Ariya Garden Hotel, Offa, by a team of policemen from the Divisional Police Headquarters, Offa, at about 3:34 p.m. on Tuesday.
The officer explained that the student was asked to repeat the class because he failed the exam.
”The corpse was taken to the Offa General Hospital for autopsy, while an investigation has been launched into the matter,” the police said.
In another development, the spokesman said an alleged notorious cultist on the wanted list of the anti-cultism team and other members of his gang, on a mission to carry out a gruesome attack on a target yet to be identified, were traced and arrested in a supermarket located in the Unity area of Ilorin on Tuesday.
“The commissioner of police in Kwara, Tuesday Assayomo, advised parents to monitor their wards and show them love at all times,” said the police spokesman. (NAN)