His eyes were plucked out while his wrists were cut off at Kotogbo community inside Asero Estate, Abeokuta.

A 12-year-old boy, John Soyinka who was reported missing days ago has now been found dead.

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His eyes were plucked out while his wrists were cut off at Kotogbo community inside Asero Estate, Abeokuta.

About a week ago, John was declared missing after it was reported at Obantoko Police Station, Abeokuta. A resident of the area who pleaded for anonymity told Vanguard that the young schoolboy was said to have gone missing after trying to check on a customer who did POS transactions in a shop w. the deceased usually assisted them but never came back.

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“I know the boy very well, he is about 12 years old and he lived with his mother who I guessed is no longer with her husband. His mother is into menial jobs like helping people to sweep and the rest.

The boy too was going to school but I also usually see him at a business centre w. they do POS operations and barbing, I think he must be assisting them t.. What we heard was that last week Thursday, he said he wanted to check on a customer who did POS transactions, maybe t. was something to sort out about the transaction but the boy never came back.

The boy and his mother lived at Olasunkanmi community and so the Community Development Association reported the matter to the District Police Officer at Obantoko Station.

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The DPO informed the police at Adigbe and Lafenwa but it was the boy’s corpse that was seen at Kotogbo community just beside Olasunkanmi on Monday. The two communities are inside Asero Estate, Abeokuta. It is suspected to be a case of ritual killing because the boy’s eyes were removed while his wrists were also cut off. It’s an incident that has really thrown all the residents into mourning” the resident said

The state police command is yet to comment on this development.

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