A 5-year-old boy identified as Mujeeb has been hacked to death by unknown persons in his compound in the Tose area of Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State.
Narrating how the tragic incident happened, mother of the deceased identified as Mrs Tirimisiyu told newsmen that shortly after the heavy downpour in the area this morning, her son stepped out to defecate at the back of their house. It was while defecating that the assailants allegedly hacked him to death.
“When the rain subsided, he told his 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 older sibling 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 mother said
Reacting to the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Gbenga Fadeyi confirmed the incident.
The PPRO said an investigation has commenced.
This is coming weeks after three females namely Grace Oshiagwu, Barakat Bello and Azeezat Shomuyiwa, were killed by unidentified persons in the same local government area.