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17-year-old Student Commits Suicide For Failing Exams

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A 17-year-old student identified as Adegoke Adeyemi, has committed suicide after he failed his promotion examination.

The lifeless body of Adegoke was found dangling on a tree behind a hotel in Offa on Tuesday, August 2.

The State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Okasanmi Ajayi, confirmed the development in a statement in Ilorin on Wednesday night.

The 17-year-old who was a student of Offa grammar school, was believed to have hanged himself as a result of his failure to pass his promotion examination from SS1 to SS 2, which necessitated his being asked to repeat the class.

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The corpse was removed and taken to General hospital Offa for autopsy, while investigation into the matter has commenced.

In another development, a notorious cultist on the wanted list of the anti-cultism team named Monday Ojoagbu ‘M’ and other members of his gang, on a mission to carry out another gruesome attack on a target yet to be identified, were traced and arrested at Ace Supermarket located at Unity area of Ilorin on Tuesday at about 1800hours.

The spokesman of the state police command said, “in an attempt to arrest the suspect, while also avoiding likely collateral damage in the process of the arrest, it was difficult to simultaneously arrest the other members of his gang who escaped using customers of the supermarket as shields.

“Investigation of the matter is presently ongoing. One locally-made pistol and two live cartridges were recovered from the suspect,” he added.

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Meanwhile, efforts are in progress to arrest his fleeing accomplices.

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