It was a scary sight yesterday (Monday) at St. John’s Anglican Primary School, Agodo, in Ogun Waterside Local Government of Ogun state, as two pupils were killed by a mentally deranged man who stormed the school armed with a cutlass.
The Ogun State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident gave the victims’ identities as Mubarak Kalesowo, and Sunday Obituyi, both four years old and in kindergarten class.
According to reports, the school has no protecting gate, making it easy for the mentally unstable man to gain access into its premises. He pounced on the students and hitting them with the cutlass till they died.
However, he fled from the school premises after committing the offence. The state police command says it has launched a search for the him.
The police spokesman said when the suspect is caught, he would be taken to the psychiatric hospital to determine his mental state.
“We got a report this afternoon (Monday) that a man, Lekan Adebisi, who they said was mentally deranged entered the premises of St. John’s Anglican Primary School, Agodo in Ogun Waterside Local Government Area and macheted two pupils, Mubarak Kalesowo, and Sunday Obituyi, to death.
“The incident happened while the pupils were out on the school field during lunch break. As I am speaking with you, the Area Commander, Ogbere, the Divisional Police Officers for Ogbere and Abigi are at the scene of the incident’.
“We learnt the assailant fled immediately after wrecking the havoc, but our operatives are already on his trail. He is said to be well known in the community, definitely we will get him.When he is eventually arrested, we will take him to psychiatric hospital to ascertain his mental health.”