An Imo family have been arrested by officers attached to the Imo State Police Command, for reportedly beating a 17-year-old boy, Dominic Adiele, to death.
The mother of the deceased who spoke to the police, said that Mr. Patrick Adiele and some members his Adiele family from Eziama Ubulu Umuozu, Mgbidi in the Oru-West Local Government Area of the state, reportedly killed her son in a church.
The dejected mother who narrated her ordeal to newsmen, said;
“I returned from the church and saw my son, Dominic, on the ground, looking battered. I was told that the children of my late husband’s brother beat him to the point that he became weak. He was taken to the hospital that same day and he died at the hospital.
“I am calling on the government and the Inspector-General of Police to intervene in this my predicament and give me justice. My son cannot just die like that. A boy that was healthy until he was mercilessly beaten which resulted to his death.”
Confirming the arrest of members of the Imo family, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Andrew Enwerem, disclosed that the boy’s death was reported at the Ibeasogbe police station.
According to him, the arrested suspects have been transferred to the homicide department of the command, as the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Dasuki Galadanchi, had ordered a thorough investigation into the matter.
“The matter was reported at the Ibeasogbe police station, where the suspects were arrested for beating the young man to death. The matter has been transferred to the state Criminal Investigation Department (homicide section) Owerri, where the suspects are being interrogated.
“The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Dazuki Galadanji, has directed an investigation into the circumstances in order to ensure that justice is done” he told newsmen in Owerri.