17-year-old Secondary School Student Stabs Colleague To Death During Juju Contest

One of two secondary pupils testing supernatural powers after school hours was killed on Thursday at Ado Grammar School, Ado Ekiti.

Favour Matthew and Kehinde Timilehin had reportedly entered a contest to determine who had the more effective charm by testing dangerous weapons on each other.

Matthew, 16, reportedly arrived with an axe and bottles to attack Timilehin. But Timilehin, 17, overpowered him and stabbed him in the chest with same weapon.

Matthew was rushed to Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital by the school’s authorities but was pronounced dead shortly after.

The school principal, Ebenezer Falayi, said students who witnessed the ugly incident confirmed the contest.

“This incident really saddened us because it was avoidable. What I gathered from students who were at the spot was that the two 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,” he is quoted as saying.

“I was told that the suspect later overpowered the deceased and collected those weapons and attacked the victim in the chest. Our teachers, including myself, the vice principal and registrar alongside other teachers who were resident in the school 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, Ado Ekiti, to prevent the suspect from being killed by highly enraged deceased’s family members.”

The deceased’s family reportedly kicked against autopsy by the hospital and allegedly threatened to kill students in vengeance.

“The hospital insisted on an autopsy before releasing the corpse, but the family resisted it. The corpse was later released to the family when it nearly caused trouble in the hospital,” Falayi said.

“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 reprisal today (Friday).”

Police say the suspect has been taken in for interrogation.

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