16-year-old student stabbed to death while testing superiority of his charm
A 16-year-old student was reportedly stabbed to death by his classmate in Ekiti state, while testing the superiority of his charm on Thursday, December 6th.
The deceased identified as Mathew Favour who died from injuries he sustained, reportedly got into an argument with his classmate Kehinde Timilehin, at Ado Grammar School in Ado Ekiti, the state capital before his death. The argument over the ownership of a ball, reportedly degenerated into an argument over who had more portent charms.
The 16-year-old student who was stabbed to death, reportedly initiated the test for superiority of charms after he rushed to home and brought a small axe and a knife wrapped in a white and red scarf.
NAN reported that the late Favour, who was in Senior Secondary Class Two before his death, dared his colleague to fight with him and after he got overpowered he was stabbed in the chest with a knife.
Principal of the school, Ebenezer Falayi, who disclosed that the occurred at about 2.15pm after the school had closed, told newsmen;
“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).”
The suspect, who allegedly killed Favour, has since been taken into police custody.