Temitayo Oluwole, a Senior Secondary School Three student who is the Senior Prefect of Ijo Mimo High School Akure, has died after falling from a tree in an attempt to pluck mango for his teacher.
E247mag.com understand that this would the fourth time a student would die while attempting to pluck fruits from that particular mango tree.
According to a source, the students were in school for tutorials on Saturday when the unfortunate incident happened.
This is the fourth time a student would be falling from the tree whenever they are sent by their teachers to pluck mango for them.
“We all came for tutorial on Saturday. After the tutorial, one of our teachers asked him to pluck mango for him. It was while he was on the tree trying to pluck the mango that he fell and was rushed to the hospital, where he died.
“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.”
Father of the deceased, Pastor Bode Adegoke, confirmed the incident to Vanguard, his son fell on his head and bled uncontrollably.
“He was rushed to a private hospital called Abitoye Hospital, from where he was referred to the Trauma Centre in Ondo town, where he eventually died at about 6.52p.m.”