Teenager beaten to death over alleged stealing

Written by on April 1, 2021

An unidentified teenager has been beaten to death by a suspected notorious thug simply known as ‘Kokoro’ for alleged stealing.

The incident was said to have occurred at Aratunsi area of Oke-Aro in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

Witnesses said Kokoro dragged the teenager to his house last Saturday on allegation his money was stolen at a football viewing centre in Akure.

They said Kokoro locked the teenager in his room and beat till Monday morning.

Neighbours, who refused to mention their names, said Lokoro turned entreaties to allow the boy go home.

They said he dumped him at Aratunsi junction when he realised that his victim was unconscious.

The boy was said to have died as nobody could identify his relatives or take him for medical care.

Police sources said some landlords in the area were being quizzed as Kokoro has reportedly fled.

The police source said the remains of the victim have been deposited at the state mortuary while investigation continued.

Ondo Police spokesman, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, said he was yet to be briefed on the incident.


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