Thursday, December 13, 2018


A 16-year-old student Kehinde Timilehin who allegedly murdered his schoolmate has been remanded in prison. An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court ruled on Wednesday. 


It would be recalled that it was reported in the media few days ago that a secondary school student at the Ado Grammar School, Ado Ekiti, Mathew Favour, died on Thursday following injuries he sustained in a  superiority contest with a schoolmate on the efficacy of their charms. Sources told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the incident occurred in the evening  within the school’s  premises.

The 16-year old was said to have been engaged in a friendly dispute with a schoolmate over the ownership of  a ball before it degenerated into an argument over who had  more portent charms.


The accused, a student of Ado Grammar School, Odo-Ado, Ado-Ekiti, is standing trial for murder of 18-year-old Favour Matthew.

It was reported that the late Favour, who was in Senior Secondary Class Two before his death, was allegedly stabbed in the chest and later died at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), Ado Ekiti,  where he was taken.

The suspect, who allegedly killed Favour, has since been taken into police custody.


NAN reports that the court did not take the plea of the accused as Chief Magistrate Adesoji Adegboye said he needed advice from the state Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). He ordered that the accused should be kept at the state Children Correctional Centre, pending the DPP’s advice. Mr Adegboye adjourned the case until January 18 for mention.

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