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Another killing in Ibadan as five-year-old is macheted to death


Mother of the deceased Mujeeb


Another killing was recorded in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State, on Monday morning June 22, with five-year-old Mujeeb Tirimisiyu hacked to death by yet-to-be-identified persons.

Just after Monday morning’s rainfall, Mujeeb had gone to the back of the house in Tose area of Akinyele LGA to defecate only to be hit with a shovel by the assailants who escaped into the bush afterwards.

Apparently, under the attack, Mujeeb had let out a cry for help but before his mother could find where the voice came from, he had been struck and left in the pool of his own blood.

Giving an account of the killing, mother of the deceased, Mrs Tirimisiyu said, “When the rain subsided, he told her older sibling that he wanted to go and defecate. The older sibling opened the back door for him to go defecate.

“Had I known I would have asked him to defecate in the front of the house. Suddenly, he cried out, “Mummy, Mummy”. His elder one and I rushed out to the backyard but we didn’t see him initially.

“Then I checked beside the bush and found him macheted. He hadn’t died when we got there. So, people took him from my hand to take him to the hospital but he later died.”

Mujeeb’s killing follows three earlier cases of that of Grace Oshiagwu, Barakat Bello and Azeezat Shomuyiwa in the same Akinyele Local Government Area.

On the incident, state Police Public Relations Office, Gbenga Fadeyi, said the police had commenced an investigation with a view to getting to the root of the incident.

Asked that such killings were getting rampant in the same local government area, Fadeyi avowed that the police had put in place certain strategies bound to arrest persons behind such acts.
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