The Lagos State Police Command says a gardener at a secondary school has been arrested over alleged murder of a Senior Secondary school student.
The Command’s spokesman, DSP Bala Elkana, confirmed the arrest in a statement on Sunday.
According to Elkana, on Thursday, May 16, at about 2.40pm, Iponri Police Station received a complaint from Jubril Martins Memorial Grammar School Iponri, that on May 15, at about 4.40pm, a gardener with the said school engaged a 16-year-old SS3 student in a fight along Oke-Olu Road, Iponri.
He said that in the process, the student fell down and became unconscious and was rushed to Smith Medical Hospital where he later died.
“Eyewitness accounts showed that the deceased person was returning home with his friends after writing WAEC and the suspect blocked him on the way and pulled him down, on the accusation that the deceased student had insulted him before.
“Homicide detectives from State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, have visited the crime scene, while the corpse of the deceased has been deposited at the mortuary for autopsy,” he said.
He added that the suspect has been arrested and will be charged to court.