A teenager, 17-year-old Offa Grammar School student in the Offa Local Government Area, has committed suicide after failing his promotion exam from SS1 to SS2.
This was revealed in a statement made by SP Okasanmi Ajayi, the state Police Public Relations officer.
He claimed that the student was asked to repeat the class because he failed the exam.
He said, “The victim who was later identified as Adegoke Adeyemi ‘M’ aged 17years; a student of Offa grammar school; who 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.”
“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 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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