Tragedy struck in Anambra state following the death of a 17-year-old senior secondary school prefect, who slumped and died after he was punched by a junior student wearing a mysterious ring.
Vanguard reports that the Anambra State Police Command is investigating the death of the deceased prefect, an SS3 student of Modebe Secondary School, Onitsha, whose name was given as Chukwuebuka Okanume.
Apparently the deceased had queried the SS1 student, for dressing shabbily, which led to a heated argument after he told that prefect he was no longer a student of the school and had just come for his transfer certificate to Asaba, Delta State capital.
Vanguard reports that the senior prefect slapped the student believed to be wearing a charmed ring, who was said to have in turn reacted with a punch which reportedly led to the deceased slumping.
He was however, rushed to a nearby hospital where he was confirmed dead. It was gathered that the mother of the late school prefect begged the accused to revive her son back but it proved abortive.
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 when attacked.
The source said that the junior student was now being interrogated by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, to ascertain the source of the ring.
The principal of the school, Mr. Ralph Machie, declined further comments.
Meanwhile the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Uche Ezeh, who confirmed the incident, said investigation was ongoing.