Edet Umoren a teacher in a private school has been arrested by the police after he beheaded a pupil Precious Adedeji, because she allegedly made insulting remarks about him. The Punch reports that the tragic incident happened on March 3 when the teacher in a fit of anger decapitated the 10 year old pupil at Favour school in the Ijebu East local government area of Ogun state.
The attacker who was paraded by the police confessed that he committed the crime because the girl and the head teacher made some remarks that angered him and he didn’t know what befell him. “That morning, I held a cutlass which I used to cut canes in the bush to discipline pupils. The girl(Adedeji) and the head teacher saw me and made some remarks which provoked me; then I used the cutlass to behead her. “I never knew what came over me; it was when I had carried out the act that I regained my senses. I regret my action.”
Umoren said he had been a teacher in the school since 2011 and that the proprietor owed him four year arrears. He confessed to stealing N50, 000 from the proprietor’s church where he also served as treasurer. The teacher reportedly attacked the girl and the head teacher when they were returning to school Olutoye, the proprietor expressed shock at the action of one of his teachers and claimed Umoren dropped a note at the scene of the crime saying he beheaded the girl because he was owed January and February salaries.