Shocking: 17-year-old school head boy hangs himself during school hours

by ‘Jola Sotubo

suicide hanging

Students and staff of the Oro Grammar School in the Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara were met with a shocking sight yesterday as they found the body of a student hanging from a tree.

17-year-old Anthony Oyeniyi, was found lifeless in the tree and is believed to have taken his own life.

The late Oyeniyi is said to have killed himself during hours and his body was discovered after his absence from class was noticed.

Nigerian Eye reports:

Our correspondent gathered that the incident happened about 2pm on Monday while the school activities was going on.

Oyeniyi, who was the headboy in the school, was said to be a native of Oke-irimi,Oro, also in Irepodun LG of the state.

The classmates of the deceased were said to have become worried when they noticed that Oyeniyi was not in class with them.

Our correspondent gathered that a search party was constituted, which later found his body dangling from a tree.

Consequently, all the school gates were locked and people, except security operatives, were denied entry into the school.

It was also gathered that the school authorities hurriedly sent students home to avoid any violence.

The community was said to have been enveloped in mourning when residents heard of the sad incident.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Kwara State Command, Mr. Okasanmi Ajayi, confirmed the incident.

He stated that the police had begun investigation into the matter.

 

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