Thursday, April 11, 2013

Lightning Kills Secondary School Student

Very sad story...

The students of Muslim College, Oworonsoki, Lagos state were thrown into grief over the mysterious death of a 19-year-old Celestina Farotide, an SS3 female pupil of the school who was struck by a mysterious thunder on Monday morning at the school premises

Celestina was about starting her final examination when she was overpowered by death.

The victim’s father was said to be in shock and in great disbelief over the incident and had as result refused to show up to collect the corpse, saying, “It cannot be my daughter”.

An eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity said, “We had finished with the morning assembly, but some students were still coming in. Celestina had prepared her desk in readiness for the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination’s practical they were to have that morning before she was struck by the evil lightning.”

DailyPost gathered that the deceased was returning from where she had gone to buy her morning food when she met her untimely death.

The eyewitness said, “The lightning came in their direction and immediately, three of the school girls fell.

“Two of them rose up and ran. Celestina rose up too, but the lightning struck for the second time, and
she (Celestina) fell finally on the floor and did not rise again.

“She was immediately taken to the teachers’ staff room, where a teacher was asked to take her to the Gbagada General Hospital. It was there she was confirmed dead.”

The principal of the school was said to be away on a week-long conference in Makurdi when the incident happened but authorities of the school contacted Celestina’s grandmother at New Garage area of Lagos.

The Oba of Oworonsoki land, Oba Bashir Oloruntodupefun, said the gods were angry because Oworosoki’s land had been desecrated by strangers and that the government was taking over ancestral lands and selling them to non-indigenes.

He said, “It’s a pity the girl died. The circumstances surrounding her death are mysterious because the girl was never sick. From what happened, we can all see the gods are making demands.

“The shrines that should be used for sacrifices have been swept away in water. And the land we have is being sold by government officials to their friends and they send military men to threaten us.

“Government needs to give us our land back. The real Oworo is submerged in waters. We want them to help sand fill those places taken over by water because our cultural heritage has been misplaced. If this is done, evil will no longer occur.”

Source: Daily Post

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