JSS 2 student stabs classmate
A thirteen-year-old JSS II student, Samuel Oladimeji, has been placed on admission at the Ikorodu General Hospital, Lagos after his classmate allegedly stabbed him in the stomach, bringing out his intestines.
The incident occurred at Isiuwu Grammar School, Isiuwu, near Ikorodu on May 11 at about 9:30a.m. Samuel was allegedly stabbed by his 16-year-old classmate (name withheld) following a dispute over a handkerchief.
The victim was taken to Ikorodu General Hospital where a surgery was successfully carried out on him while the suspect was arrested and detained at Imota Police Station for interrogation, it was learnt.
“Samuel came to school with a handkerchief and the classmate wanted to forcefully collect the item from him but was resisted. The suspect brought out a knife and stabbed him in the abdomen and the boy’s intestines came out.
“His mother was contacted immediately, while some teachers rushed him to Ikorodu General Hospital,” a police source said.
Confirming the incident, the mother of the victim, Mrs. Bola Oladimeji, said that her son would have died if not for God’s mercy and the prompt attention by doctors at the hospital. “As soon as I sighted my son’s intestines dripping blood profusely, I lost hope that he would survive.
“I am most grateful to the doctors in the hospital for their prompt response. I also thank the Lagos State Government for paying the bills for the treatment. Now, my son has recovered and is prepared to go home,” said the victim’s mother who lives close to the school.
Oladimeji said the parents of the suspect had been pleading for mercy on behalf of their child, attributing the attack to the devil’s handiwork. A reliable source at Imota Police Station confirmed that both families were hoping to resolve the matter amicably.
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