Mysterious tree kills senior prefect at a school in Akure
The senior prefect of Ijo Mimo High School in Akure, Ondo State died mysteriously over the weekend after falling from a mango tree in the school premises.
A source at the school said this is the fourth time a student would be falling from the mango tree whenever they are sent by their teachers to pluck mango for them.
The late student identified as Temitayo Oluwole was said to have been sent by one of his teachers to pluck a mango after a weekend tutorial class for SS3 students.
An anonymous source at the school said “we all came for tutorial on Saturday, after the tutorial one of our teachers asked him to pluck mango, it was while he was on the tree trying to pluck the mango that he fell and died immediately.
“This is the fourth time a student has died after falling from that particular tree in this school, and our teachers don’t hesitate to send us to pluck mango 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 mango.”
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.