The corpse of a teenage boy suspected to have been killed by hoodlums has been recovered on Olabode Street, Ikotun, Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro learnt that there were bruises indicative of cutlass injuries on the body of the victim, whose name had yet to be ascertained. It was gathered that the corpse was discovered by a resident, identified only as Salamatu, who woke up around 5.30am last Wednesday to perform Subuhi (early morning) prayer.
The woman was said to have screamed, drawing the attention of other residents who rushed to the scene. Our correspondent was told that the case was reported to the police at the Ikotun division, who took the corpse to the Yaba General Hospital morgue.
An eyewitness, who gave his name as Wale Akinsanya, said he was performing the morning devotion in his room when he was alarmed by Salamatu’s scream. He said, “I rushed to the scene and saw the victim on the street with bruises all over his body. He should be around 18 years.” Read more