A 17-year-old student identified as Adegoke Adeyemi, in Offa Grammar School, Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State, has reportedly taken his life due to failure to promote to the next class.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Kwara Command, Okasanmi Ajayi, on Wednesday night confirmed the incident in a statement in Ilorin.
According to police report, Adegoke, who was found hanging on a tree, decided to commit suicide because he failed to pass his promotion examination from SS1 to SS2.
Sources said that Adegoke, a secondary school student was asked to repeat the class but was ashamed and hence the reason for taking his own life.
According to him, “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. Thereafter, a team of policemen from the Divisional headquarters was swiftly drafted to the scene.
“The corpse has later been taken to the Offa General Hospital for autopsy, while investigation has been launched into the matter.”