A junior student reportedly attacked his senior by stabbing him to death after the latter punished him.
A student identified as Saka Ahmed, aka Ejo (snake), allegedly stabbed a senior student, Saheed Jimoh, to death at the Gaskiya College in the Ijora area of Lagos State. The incident reportedly ocurred on Wednesday, November 4.
The incident took place after 19-year-old Jimoh, who was a school prefect, had punished Ejo on Tuesday for an offence which had yet to be ascertained.
They were said to have fought each other outside the school premises after the closing time.
It was later gathered that Jimoh was about entering the school when Ejo, who was said to have been lurking around a food canteen near the school, ambushed him and stabbed him with a knife in the chest.
The junior student Ejo reportedly fled the scene, leaving Jimoh for dead in a pool of blood. Jimoh reportedly gave up the ghost shortly after he arrived at a private hospital where he was rushed to.
According to Punch reports, the deceased’s uncle, Mr. Shakiru Oluayo, who lives on Adejiyan Street, Amukoko area, said Jimoh was brought to Lagos in 2005 by his mother to continue his studies.
Oluayo said his nephew had initially decided not to go to school on the fateful day but rescinded his decision because he did not want to miss classes, adding that Jimoh’s mother had yet to be informed of the incident.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Joe Offor, confirmed the attack, saying that a manhunt had been launched for the suspect.