By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
A middle-aged man has allegedly beaten a 14-year-old boy to death at Aratunsi area of Oke-Aro in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
The man who is simply identified as “Kokoro” brought the boy from FUTA area of Akure to his house at Oke-Aro on Saturday.
He had alleged that the boy stole his phone at a football viewing centre, near FUTA.
An eyewitness and neighbour, confirmed that Kokoro who is a notorious thug in the area beat the boy from the weekend till Monday inside his room.
He didn’t allow anybody to rescue him and later dumped him at Aratunsi junction when he realised that the boy was unconscious.
A witness who spoke with Westernpost without disclosing his identity, explained that the boy later died at the scene before Police could rush him to the hospital.
It was further gathered that the suspected thug has run away to escape Police arrest.
His landlord is being investigated by the landlord association in the area while a popular vulganizer was also alleged of complicity in the incident.
The body of the boy has been deposited at the state mortuary while police continue with its investigation.
Police authorities through the Public relation Officer, Tee Leo Ikoro said the family of the little boy will get justice, stressing that the suspect will be arrested in no distance time.