- Temitayo Oluwole, a SSS 3 student of Ijo Mimo High School, died after falling from a mango tree
- The incident happened on Saturday, March 30, after the student was sent to pluck a mango from the tree by one of his teachers
- Oluwole's death would make it four cases of student losing their lives after falling from same mango tree
Temitayo Oluwole, a Senior Secondary School (SSS) 3 student of Ijo Mimo High School, reportedly fell from a mango tree and died.
It was gathered that the incident would be the fourth occurrence where students fell from the same mango tree, Vanguard reports.
It was also said that Oluwole was said to pluck mangoes from the tree by one of his teachers immediately after the school’s tutorials around 1:30pm.
According to a source, the incident happened on Saturday, March 30, a day the students were asked to come for tutorials, adding that the deceased was rushed to the hospital before he died.
The source said: “This is the fourth time a student would be falling from the tree whenever they are sent by their teachers to pluck mango for them.
“We all came for tutorial on Saturday. After the tutorial, one of our teachers asked him to pluck mango for him. It was while he was on the tree trying to pluck the mango that he fell and was rushed to the hospital, where he died.
“This is the fourth time a student has died after falling from that particular tree in this school, and our teachers don’t hesitate to send us to pluck mango for them, despite the danger and our cries that the tree is evil.
“But we can’t disobey them whenever they send us to climb the tree to pluck mango.”
It was also gathered that the principal and teachers were nowhere to be found as the news of the incident spread around.
The deceased’s father, Pastor Bode Adegoke, while confirming the incident, said that the part of the tree his child stood on broke and made him hit his on the floor.
The father also said that people came from the school to sympathise with him except for the school’s principal who could not be found since the incident happened.
The state commissioner of education, Femi Agagu, and the police spokesman, Femi Joseph, both said the matter is still under investigation.
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Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that a family of two children and several others lost their lives in a ghastly motor accident on Gombe-Bauchi road on Sunday, March 31.
Jamal Yari who is the father, Amina the wife and their two children named Adnan and Affan got involved in the road accident when their Toyota Camry when their vehicle collided with another vehicle near Bishi village.
There were buried immediately after a funeral rite held for them at the Bauchi Emir’s Palace. Six other survivors are presently receiving treatment at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH).
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