Suspected mentally-challenged man kills two pupils in Ogun as car crushes teenager to death in Osogbo


A suspected mentally challenged  man   on Monday hacked to death  two pupils of Saint John’s Anglican Primary School in Agodo, Ogun Waterside Local Government Area of Ogun State.
It was gathered that the assailant  entered the school premises from a nearby bush and inflicted machete cuts  on the children who were observing lunch break with their colleagues.
The assailant  fled the scene at about  11 :15 am after the incident.
It was learnt that the deep machete cuts inflicted on the victims left them in the pool of their blood.
Sources  said while  the school has  a perimeter fence it has no gates.
Parents and guardians thronged to the school after the incident to withdraw their wards while security agents have commenced investigation.
Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi, the State Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta.
Oyeyemi gave  the  names of the two victims as  Mubarak Kalesowo and Sunday Obituyi , both aged four and in Kindergarten class.
“The incident happened at 11:30 a.m.  during lunch break. The children were on the field playing. The guy just emerged from the bush and hacked two of them to death and immediately he did it, he ran away.
“Those who know him (suspect) said he is a madman and also an indigene of that place. But we are not relying on that.
“We are on his trail, we want to get him arrested.
“It is only a  medical expert that would confirm whether he is a mad person or not.
“Our ultimate aim is to get him arrested. As I’m talking to you now, the Area Commander and the DPO Abigi are at the scene. We have set machinery in motion to get him arrested, ”  he said.
Meanwhile, a 15-year-old boy was on Monday crushed to death in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, when a Sport Utility Vehicle  lost control and rammed into him where he was standing to cross the road.
An eye witness said  the deceased, who went to Ayegbaju Market in the metropolis to buy pepper, was returning home when he was  killed.
The vehicle  was said to have lost control while on speed  and  skipped off  the highway before  ramming  into the deceased.
The grey coloured SUV with registration number, Lagos JJJ 243 EF  was said to have a  middle age  man, his wife and child as occupants.
While the occupants were quickly ferried away to safety, an angry mob set the vehicle ablaze.
Another eyewitness, who knew the deceased,  said he  was preparing for his Junior Secondary School Certificate Examination before he met his untimely death.
“The vehicle was coming from Ogo-Oluwa area and rammed into the boy,   killing him instantly,’’ she said.
Mr Rasaki Azeez, the father of the deceased and  Deputy Chairman of  NURTW at  Fakunle Motor Park in Osogbo, said he could not believe his son was dead.
Azeez,  who was devastated by the incident,  said  sympathisers  came to call him at the park to  retrieve the body of his  son.
He said that the corpse had been deposited at the morgue of Ladoke Akintola University Hospital, Osogbo.


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