13-year-old SS1 student kills self after suspension for allegedly touching a female student’s bum
Following the demise of a 13-year-old SS1 student who allegedly committed suicide over accusation of sexual assault in school, the Police have started investigating the circumstances surrounding his death.
The deceased simply identified as Juwon, a student of Foldemi Private School located at Ola Farm area of Abaranje, Ikotun, Lagos was suspended from school after he was accused of touching the butt of a female classmate, named Chinaza.
According to PM Express, the incident was reported to the school management and they questioned him but he denied the accusation.
It was also learnt that he was found culpable by the school and was suspended for two weeks to serve as a deterrent to other students.
According to the publication, the 13-year-old boy ingested the Sniper insecticide after he got home and his parents were not home.
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.
PM Express added 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.