A clash between two secondary school students have left the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Obantoko Division in Adatan Area Command of Abeokuta, Ogun State, SP Alimeke Ignatius, with a broken skull.
It was gathered that police officers from Obantoko Division led by Ignatius Alimeke, a Superintendent of Police, has been called to intervene in a fight between students of Egba Comprehensive High School and Asero High School in Asero area.
Although it’s still unclear what caused the fight between the two schools, the students were hauling stones and other missiles at themselves, grounding vehicular traffic after they blocked the main road, and ausing tension among the residents of the area.
SP Alimeke and some of his men who raced to the scene of the incident to maintain law and order were allegedly injured by the rampaging students.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed that Alimeke’s head was broken while attempting to break up the fracas between the two school.
“The DPO was hit by stones. The students were throwing stones and other objects at themselves during the fight,” Oyeyemi said.
When asked if any arrest was made, Oyeyemi explained “We cannot arrest the students because they are minors. We can only detain and counsel them, after which they will be released.”
Meanwhile, the state chapter of the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) has condemned the attack, describing it as “uncivilized and unwarranted”.
The state Chairman of PCRC, Samson Kunle Popoola, in a statement signed by his media aide, Babatunde Odeyemi, lamented the public disorder by secondary school students in the state, stating that “if this is not quickly checked, it may portray a great danger for the future of this country.”
KanyiDaily had also published a video showing some female secondary school students enjoying themselves with some music as they smoke “shisha”.