Teenager kills self in Kwara for failing exam  


A teenage boy, Adegoke Adeyemi, has killed himself for failing to pass promotional exam. 

Adeyemi, a 17-year-old student of Offa Grammar School, in Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State, took to suicide after he failed to pass the exam that would enable him to gain promotion from SS1 to SS 2.  

As per the Police Public Relations Officer in Kwara Command, Okasanmi Ajayi, the teenager committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree around Ariya garden hotel.   

Ajayi’s word, “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 of the deceased student 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. 

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

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