Mysterious tree kills student in Akure-
The Senior Prefect of Ijo Mimo High School in Akure, Ondo state, reportedly died mysteriously over the weekend, after falling from a mango tree in the school premises.
The Hope Metro reliably learnt that a source at the school, revealed that it was the fourth time another student would fall from the mango tree whenever they were sent by their teachers to pluck mangoes for them.
The late student identified as Temidayo Oluwole, a final year student, was said to have been sent by one of his teachers to pluck mangoes after a weekend tutorial class for SS3 students.
A reliable source at the school said, “we all came for tutorial on Saturday, after the tutorial, one of our teachers asked him to pluck mangoes, it was while he was on the tree trying to pluck the mango that he fell and died immediately.
“This is the fourth time students had died after falling from that particular tree in this school. And our teachers don’t hesitate to send us to pluck mangoes 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 mangoes.”
A family source also said since the incident happened, none of the teachers nor the principal could be reached as they have all gone into hiding, switching off their phones.
Contacted, the police spokesman in the state, Mr Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident and said the police has commenced investigation into the matter.