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Exam Failure: Teenager commits suicide in Kwara

The police in Kwara State said a 17-year-old student of Offa Grammar School in Offa Local Government Area committed suicide over his failure to pass his promotion examination from SS1 to SS2.

This is contained in a statement issued by the State Police Public Relation Officer, SP Okasanmi Ajayi, in Ilorin.

He said the corpse of the deceased was removed from a tree behind Ariya Garden Hotel, Offa, by a team of policemen from the Divisional Police Headquarters, Offa, at about 15.34hours on Tuesday.

He said that the student was asked to repeat the class because he failed the exam.

”The corpse was taken to the Offa General Hospital for autopsy, while an investigation has been launched into the matter,” he said.

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In another development, the Police spokesman said that the Command made a breakthrough in the arrest of one notorious cultist on the wanted list of the anti-cultism team at ACE supermarket located on Unity road when it accosted the Cultist named Monday Ojoagbu.’

He said the wanted cult suspect and other members of his gang were on a mission to carry out another gruesome attack on a yet-to-be-identified target, adding that while others escaped, the leader was apprehended by the police at the supermarket where they were traced to at about 6pm on Tuesday.

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Okasanmi 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.”

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

The Commissioner of Police, Kwara State, CP Tuesday Assayomo, has restated his earlier assertion that Kwara State can never play host to criminals.

He warned cultists and other lawbreakers to borrow a new leaf or relocate to another state, as no effort would be spared by the command in smoking criminal elements out of Kwara State.

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