Police in Ogun State have launched a manhunt for a man who hacked two pupils of a primary school to death in the Ogun Waterside local government area.
The incident occurred at Saint John Anglican Primary School, Agodo, when pupils were playing in the school’s field during a break.
The man suspected to be mentally sick, emerged from the nearby bush, hacked two of the pupils, Mubarak Kalesowo and Sunday Obituyi to death, and made good his escape.
Both pupils are four year old, and were in the kindergarten class.
Spokesman of the State Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi said a police team from the Abigi Police Division are on the trail of the man to effect his arrest.
Oyeyemi dismissed claim of people in the town that the fleeing suspect is mentally sick, saying that only medical examination after his arrest will determine if he is sane or not.
He said, “The incident happened about 11:15a.m. during lunch break. The pupils were on the field playing. The suspect just emerged from the bush and hacked two of them to death and immediately he did it, he ran away.
“Those who know him (suspect) said he is a madman and also an indigene of that place. But we are not relying on that. We are on his trail; we want to get him arrested. It is only the medical expert that would confirm whether he is a mad person or not. Our ultimate aim is to get him arrested.
As I’m talking to you now, the Area Commander and the DPO Abigi are at the scene. We have set machinery in motion to get him arrested.”