A 13-year-old SS1 student identified as Juwon have allegedly committed suicide after being accused of sexual assault in school.
According to reports, the student of Foldemi Private School located at Ola Farm area of Abaranje, Ikotun, Lagos State, was suspended from school after being accused of touching the backside of a female classmate, identified as Chinaza.
It was learnt that the incident was reported to the authorities of the school and they questioned him. He however denied the accusation.
According to PM Express, the school authorities found Juwon culpable of the act and he was suspended for 2 weeks to serve as a deterrent to other students.
When he got home his parents were not around, so he drank the Sniper insecticide.
It was gathered that after his parents returned home, they found him unconscious with a bottle of Sniper insecticide beside him. They rushed him to a nearby hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.
His corpse was taken to the cemetery and buried immediately.
His death resulted to a massive protest in the area as his classmates and other youths in the area stormed Chinaza’s home to attack her since they blamed her for his death.
Chinaza’s parents however snuck her out of the compound on sensing danger and she has been in hiding since then.
PM Express also reported that the school has remained locked to avoid reprisal attacks. The management of the school directed its students to embark on a midterm break till the tension resulting from the death of Juwon calm down.
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