A junior student has reportedly murdered his
school’s senior prefect with a mysterious ring.
The senior prefect of the Modebe Secondary
School, » Onitsha, Chukwuebuka Okanume, has
been reported dead after he was struck by a
Senior Secondary School 1 student after he was
struck by a magic ring worn by the junior
The 17-year-old Senior Secondary School 3
student, according to the Anambra State Police
Command, had queried the assailant for dressing
shabbily and the argument later degenerated into
fisticuffs which led to the angry junior punching his
senior prefect with the mysterious ring.
According to eyewitnesses, the junior student
reportedly told the prefect that he was no longer a
student of the school and that he came for his
transfer certificate to a school in Asaba, the Delta
State capital, where he and his parents had
relocated, but not convinced, the prefect wanted to
punish the offender and a heated argument was
said to have ensued between them, resulting in the
late senior prefect slapping the junior student
believed to be wearing a charmed ring, who was
said to have retaliated.
The prefect reportedly slumped and was rushed to
a nearby hospital where he was confirmed dead.
It was gathered that the suspect, who was
arrested by the police, is believed to be a member
of an occult group that used rings as charms,
called Etiada (hit and fall) to defend themselves
It was learned that all pleas made by the mother of
the deceased to the detained junior student to
revive her son proved abortive.
The junior student is however being interrogated
by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS,
to ascertain the source of the ring.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Uche
Ezeh, who also confirmed the incident, said
investigation was ongoing.
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