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Man allegedly strangles student to death for calling him ‘mad man’



The Police Command in Ondo State said it has arrested a 27-year-old man suspected of strangling a 17-year-old student to death at a school premises in the state.

SP Olufunmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, the command spokesman, said in a statement on Thursday in Akure that the incident occurred at Ijaw National High School, on July 4.

Odunlami-Omisanya explained that the victim, who hails from Arogbo Ibe in Ese-Odo Local Government Area of the state, allegedly angered the suspect when he called him a mad man.

“On July 4, 2023, the Principal of Ijaw National High School came to the station and reported that one Oke Loya, aged 27, who took shelter at the school security gate during rain, strangled to death one Meretighan Timibra, 17, of Arogbo Ibe.

“The suspect who claimed the student called him a mad man, has been arrested and detained,” the police spokesman said.

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