A 13-year-old SS1 student has allegedly committed suicide following suspension from school after being accused of touching a female student’s buttocks.
The police in Lagos are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Juwon, a student of Foldemi Private School located at Ola Farm area of Abaranje, Ikotun.
According to PM Express, his school found him culpable of sexual assault, and he was suspended for two weeks to serve as a deterrent to other students.
When Juwon got home his parents were not home, so he ingested the Sniper insecticide.
His parents returned home to find him unconscious with a bottle of Sniper insecticide beside him. He was taken to a hospital where doctors certified him dead.
His corpse was taken to the cemetery and buried immediately.
Juwon’s death sparked a protest in the area as his classmates and other youths in the area stormed Chinaza’s home to attack her since they blamed his death on her.
However, sensing danger, Chinaza’s parents snuck her out of the compound. She’s remained in hiding since then.
The publication adds that the school has remained locked to avoid reprisal attacks. The school’s management directed the students to embark on a midterm break to calm the tension resulting from the death of Juwon.