A mentally deranged man, yet to be identified, has strangulated a 17 -year-old student to death in the Arogbo axis of Ese Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
It was gathered that the deceased, Beke Meretighan, a JSS 3 student of Ijaw National High School in Arogbo, was attacked by the ‘mad man’ while writing his West African School Certificate Examination.
Eyewitnesses revealed on Wednesday night that the mentally enraged man found his way into the school premises after the students had allegedly mocked him.
One of the eyewitnesses, who did not want his name in print, told this paper that the students ran helter-skelter as the suspect forced his way into the classes where they were writing their examination.
He claimed that Meretighan who could not run fast was caught by the suspect who placed his head under his shoulder before strangling him to death.
Several efforts by our reporter to contact the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Ondo State, Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, for comments proved abortive as her line was not connecting.
However, a text message sent to her mobile phone was yet to deliver as at the time of filing this report. (Adapted from a Daily Trust report)