Teenage boy commits suicide after failing promotional exam
A 17-year-old student of Offa Grammar School in Kwara State, Adegoke Adeyemi, has allegedly hanged himself as a result of his failure to pass his promotion examination from SS1 to SS 2.
Kwara State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Okasanmi Ajayi, confirmed the incident in a statement issued to newsmen in Ilorin.
He said Adeyemi’s lifeless body was found hanging on a tree after neighbours alerted security officials.
“Information was received by the divisional police officer, Offa, at about 15:34hours of 2/8/2022 to the effect that a boy’s lifeless body was seen hanging on a tree behind Ariya garden hotel, Offa.
“A team of police men from the divisional headquarters was swiftly drafted to the scene. The victim who was later identified as Adegoke Adeyemi ‘M’ aged 17years, a student of Offa grammar school.
“It is believed that the teenager hanged himself as a result of his failure to pass his promotion examination from SS1 to SS 2, and was asked to repeat the class.”
“The corpse was removed and taken to General hospital Offa for autopsy, while investigation into the matter is ongoing,” the statement reads.
The police spokesperson quoting the Commissioner of Police, Tuesday Assayomo, has advised parents to monitor their children and show them love at all times.
The CP said that “though suicide is not a crime, attempt to commit suicide attracts arrest and prosecution”.