Ogun school killings: “Frustration drove me to kill”, suspect reveals

By Justice Nwafor

The suspected lunatic, Lekan Adebisi, who stormed St. John’s Anglican Primary School, Agodo, at Ogun Waterside local government area of Ogun State on Monday and hacked two pupils of the school to death has confessed to killing them due to frustration.

The school children killed by the man suspected to be mentally ill are: Mubarak Kalesowo and Sunday Obituyi.

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The suspect is said to have stormed the school while the pupils were on lunch break. He reportedly proceeded to hack the children to death with a cutlass before fleeing the scene.

He was, however, apprehended on Wednesday in the bush through the combined efforts of the police team attached to Ogbere Area Command, led by Makinde Kayode, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, and some local hunters.

He was paraded on Thursday by State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, who said he would soon be charged to court.

The suspect, when interviewed, said he was 28 years old and was making a living as a home lesson teacher.

When asked about why he killed the two pupils, he said, “I did not eat for two weeks and I went out to beg for money. Nobody gave me money. When I had money, I took care of family members, friends and even outsiders.

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“It was due to frustration, it was due to frustration. When hunger gripped me and it became unbearable, I then thought about my life and I concluded and asked myself: what type of life am I living?” he said.

“It was a bad life, then I went and took cutlass and I was prepared to face the consequence.”

Adebisi said he was single, insisting he used to organise lessons for children, charging N20 per child.

 

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