A teenage boy 5, who was declared missing after being sent an errand by his parents has been found dead inside a car parked in a compound at Ishiuzor, Egbu Community, in Owerri North council area of Imo State.
According to The Nation, the deceased found dead at a compound in the neighborhood where he was sent to buy sachet water.
A resident of the community in a statement below stated:
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“he was sent to buy pure water at a particular compound in the neighbourhood. The boy never came back. A search party was launched for the boy and he was never found till after five days. His corpse was eventually found on the fifth day at the same compound where he was sent to buy pure water.
As we speak the matter has been reported at the police station because the parents of the boy are threatening fire and brimstone. The accused woman and her husband have been arrested by the police and the matter transferred to the homicide session of the State CID in Owerri.”
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, Orlando Ikeokwu, said the couple who sells provisions at the compound where the boy was found dead had been arrested and the matter transferred to the state police command in Owerri, the state capital. According to him, an investigation had commenced with a view to unraveling the cause of death.