Five-year-old Missing Boy Found Dead In Imo

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Five-year-old Missing Boy Found Dead In Imo - Vantage News Nigeria
Inspector-Geeral of Police, Mohammed Adamu

A five-year-old boy who was missing for close to five days had been found dead at Ishiuzor, Egbu, in Owerri, the Imo State capital.

The boy, according to a source who preferred not to be mentioned, was found dead at a compound in the neighbourhood where he was sent to buy sachet water, reports The Punch.

The source was quoted to have said, “The five-year-old boy was sent to buy sachet water at a particular compound in the neighborhood. The boy never came back. A search party was launched for the boy and he was never found till after five days.

“His corpse was eventually found on the fifth day at the same compound where he was sent to buy sachet water. The development was strange and it marvelled everybody in the neighborhood. It caused serious tension because nobody suspected the worst.”

The police spokesperson, Orlando Ikeokwu, was reported to have confirmed the death of the child, when he was contacted on Saturday.

Ikeokwu, also disclosed that the couple who sell provisions at the compound where the boy was found dead had been arrested and the matter transferred to the state police command in Owerri, the state capital.

He said investigation had commenced with a view to unraveling the cause of death.

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