Temitayo Oluwole, a Senior Secondary School (SSS 3) student and also the Senior Prefect of Ijo Mimo High School, fell to his death while trying to pluck some mangoes for one of his teachers on Saturday March 30th. It was gathered that the deceased and his classmates were at the school that saturday preparing for the Senior Secondary School Certificate and the National Examinations Council examinations coming up in June and July.
A colleague of the deceased stated that Temitayo was sent by a teacher to pluck some mangoes from the tree after the weekend tutorial, and he fell from the tree and hit his head on the ground in the process. According to one of the colleagues of the deceased, this is the fourth time a student will be falling to his death from the Mango tree in the state government owned school.
The father of the deceased, Pastor Bode Adegoke, expressed sadness over the incident. He said according to the reports he got, his son fell to his death after the branch of the tree he stood on gave way. He fell hitting his head on the ground and bled profusely.
“When the incident happened, we rushed him to a private hospital, where we were referred to the state hospital and from the state hospital, we were again referred to the Trauma Centre, Ondo, where he gave up the ghost around 6.52pm,” Bode said.
Concerning the disheartening incident, the State Commissioner for Education, Pastor Femi Agagu, said the state government would investigate the incident and that the police has since been alerted.