Amotekun operatives accused of torturing 14-year-old boy to death

A 14-year-old boy identified as Ayomide Adeghalu has allegedly been tortured to death by operatives of the Ondo State Security Network Agency otherwise known as the Amotekun Corps. 


Daily Trust reported that the incident happened at Ogbonkowo area of Odojomu in Ondo town, Ondo West Local Government Area. 


The teenager was sent to Amotekun operatives by his stepmother after he couldn’t give an account of the missing N500 from the sale of cooked rice he hawked. 


A source told the publication; 


“The teenage boy was subjected to some punishment which lasted for several hours, despite entreaties made to the stepmother to release the boy.

“Later, the woman handed him over to the officials of Amotekun Corps and he was tortured. He became too weak and unconscious. By the time, he was rushed to the Specialists Hospital in Ondo, he was confirmed dead by the doctors on duty.”


The case was later reported at the Fagun Police Station in Ondo, while the remains of the boy were deposited at the morgue.


Lamenting the death of her son, the mother of the deceased, Mary, said she divorced his father a few years back. She explained that she was informed about the condition of the unhealthy condition of the boy by neighbours. 


She said; 


“I was surprised about the death of Ayomide because he was hale and hearty the last time I saw him.

“He never complained of any ailment to me. It is sad for me to learn that he was being tortured to death by some security officials over missing N500.”


An official of the local security outfit told the publication that an investigation had already begun.

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