By Vera Anyagafu
The Ondo State Police has, following the death of the Senior Prefect of Ijo Mimo High School Akure, Master Temitayo Oluwole, demanded that the teacher, who allegedly asked the late Senior Prefect to pluck mangoes for her from a mango tree, which led to the death of the young pupil to come out from hiding and surrender herself for interrogation.
Newsbeats gathered that the suspect, known as Mrs. Kura and whose whereabouts remained unknown after the incident, is the Physics teacher for the Senior Secondary class in Ijo Mimo High school, Akure.
It was alleged that the deceased was sent to pluck the mangoes for his teacher after tutorials, Saturday afternoon of March 30, 2019.
Temitayo was said to be the fourth after three other students fell from the mysterious mango tree and died after being asked to pluck the fruits by teachers in the school.
It was also learned that previous deaths have been concealed by the school authorities from the public as they always settle with the parents of the victims.
According to https://happeningnownews.com/ source who spoke on grounds of anonymity, the late Temitayo had last Saturday gone for tutorials in the school and after the session, was allegedly asked by the female teacher to help her pluck some mangoes and reportedly slipped on the mango tree, fell and hit his head on the ground.
He was rushed to three separate hospitals in the bid to save his life but unfortunately gave up the ghost at Trauma centre in Ondo town.
Meanwhile, the state police image maker, Femi Joseph, said the command would declare the suspect wanted if she fails to show up for interrogation at the Police station.
According to him, the whereabouts of the female teacher had remained unknown since the incident happened last weekend. The school Principal, Mr Olaoye, had been quizzed after he was invited by the state police command. And he has said, the school would declare the female teacher wanted if she fails to show up to tell her own side of the story.
“Our detectives visited the school and if not for our timely intervention the students were about to mob the teachers. We succeeded in calming their frayed nerves and normalcy had returned to the school. But we are still expecting the female teacher who sent the boy to help her pluck mangoes before he died”, the Police image maker said, adding that the father of the deceased, Pastor Bode Adegoke, who said as a man of God, he leaves everything to God, had written a statement and that investigation had commenced.
The state Education Commissioner, Pastor Femi Agagu, confirmed that the Education ministry had sent representatives of relevant education agencies, associations and bodies to the deceased parents and the school, while assuring that the matter would be thoroughly investigated by his ministry.
He described the death as ‘an unfortunate situation’, saying that the state government would get to the root of the incident in a bid to guide against future occurrences.
Even as state government had waded into the matter by instructing the relevant authorities to investigate the death of the senior boy, students were said to have mobilised to mob their teachers over the death of their senior perfect, which they described as unacceptable.