A 16-year old lad, Raimi Fatai of a secondary school (name witheld) in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital was reported to have died while performing money ritual rites.
Our correspondent reliably gathered that the deceased, was administered with an unknown liquid substance by three other classmates during the money ritual process which led to his untimely death.
The incident, according to information gathered by our correspondent occurred during the Valentine period and the unexpected result came days after.
PM News gathered that one of the students, whose father is an herbalist got the process for money making ritual from his father’s
account and gathered his friends to try the ritual, which resulted in the death.
After the consumption of the substance, Fatai was said to have fallen ill and died two days after while another student is said to be on the danger list at an undisclosed hospital in Abeokuta.
It was further gathered that policemen from Adatan Police Division in Abeokuta have been informed and have arrested some of the
students for interrogation while the remains of the student has been deposited at the mortuary of the state hospital, Ijaye, Abeokuta.
A family source confirmed to our correspondent that the corpse has been released to the family on Tuesday and had since been buried.
Our correspondent gathered that an emergency Parents Teachers Association, PTA meeting was held at the school on Tuesday, where the
school Principal reported the incident to the parents a decision was taken that the students be expelled from the school.
Speaking with our correspondent, the Principal confirmed the incident and disclosed that, though, the incident occurred outside the school premise, the authority has taken the drastic decision to ensure that they don’t influence other students.
She lamented the incident, describing the teenage student’s death as sad and unfortunate, noting that, the incident was a reflection of the level of moral decadence in the society.
She added that the state Ministry of Education has been informed and were already looking into the matter.
The Principal however affirmed that the authorities of the school would continue to sensitize the students against engaging in all forms of social vices that could destroy their future.
When our correspondent contacted the State Police spokesman, ASP Olumuyiwa Adejobi on the matter, he confirmed the incident, adding
that, the Command had launched an investigation into the incident and will soon conclude its findings.