Police arrest school gardener for alleged murder of SS3 student




By Abdallah el-Kurebe

#TrackNigeria: The Lagos state command of the Nigeria Police says it has arrested a guardner in a secondary school over alleged murder of a Senior Secondary school student.

A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bala Elkana made available to Newsdiaryonline on Sunday said the Iponri Police Station received a complaint from Jubril Martins Memorial Grammar School Iponri on May 16, at about 2.40pm.

The complaint said that on May 15, at about 4.40pm, a gardener with the said School engaged a 16-year-old SSS 3 student in a fight along Oke-Olu Road Iponri.

He said that 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 had 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,” he said.

According to him, the suspect has been arrested and will be charged to court for murder.




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