Missing 12-year old boy found dead, eyes plucked out, wrists cut in Ogun

12-year old John Soyinka, was found dead in a bush at Kotogbo community in Asero Estate, Abeokuta.
12-year old John Soyinka, was found dead in a bush at Kotogbo community in Asero Estate, Abeokuta.

 

The mutilated body of a missing 12-year-old boy, John Soyinka, was on Monday found in a bush at Kotogbo community in Asero Estate, Abeokuta.

Soyinka was declared missing a week ago and the matter was reported at the Obantoko Police Station in Abeokuta.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun Command, SP Omolola Odutola, confirmed the discovery of the dead body to newsmen on Wednesday in Abeokuta.

Odutola said that the gruesome murder of Soyinka, whose eyes were plucked out and wrists cut off, had changed the case to a homicide.

She said that the body had been released to the family for burial, adding that investigation was ongoing to unravel perpetrators of the crime

A resident of the area, who pleaded anonymity, told newsmen that the boy disappeared after he went to see a customer who had done a transaction at a POS shop where the deceased assisted.

“I know the boy very well. He is about 12-years-old and lived with his mother, who I guess is no longer with her husband.

“His mother does menial jobs like helping people to sweep.

” What we heard was that, last week Thursday, he informed people he wanted to check on a customer who had done POS transaction, apparently may be there was something to sort out about the transaction, but the boy never came back.

“The boy and his mother lived at Olasunkanmi community and so the Community Development Association reported the matter to the Divisional Police Officer at Obantoko Station.

“The DPO informed the police at Adigbe and Lafenwa, but it was the boy’s corpse that was seen at Kotogbo community, just beside Olasunkanmi on Monday.

“The two communities are inside Asero Estate, Abeokuta. It is suspected to be a case of ritual killing because the boy’s eyes were removed while his wrists were also cut off,” he said.(NAN)

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