HomeAnalysisBody of missing 7-yr-old found in co-tenantโ€™s vehicle in Ekiti

Body of missing 7-yr-old found in co-tenantโ€™s vehicle in Ekiti

A seven-year-old girl, Olagoke Morire, who was declared missing on Thursday in Ado Ekiti, was found dead inside a co-tenantโ€™s vehicle.

The mother of the deceased, Kehinde Ajayi, while narrating her ordeal on Friday, said the deceased was discovered to be missing at about 1:15pm on Thursday after she was said to have gone in search of her missing money.

Ajayi said she and the deceasedโ€™s twin brother as well as neighbours raised the alarm and a search was launched around the compound.

Her body was discovered at about 8pm inside a co-tenantโ€™s vehicle that was parked in the compound.

โ€ When we woke up in the morning I took care of my children as usual.

โ€ They are twins. I gave them money to buy biscuits and left them in the house with my cousin.

โ€ It was after this that I received a distress call from one of my neighbours around 3pm that Morire was missing and that they have searched everywhere but could not find her.

โ€ I quickly left what I was doing and rushed home. We searched everywhere for her, yet we didnโ€™t find her.

โ€ We then reported the incident to Ologede Police Division and we were told to wait for 24 hours before they could take any action.

โ€ It was later around 8pm, same Thursday, that someone discovered her corpse inside a vehicle parked in our compound with her body peeled off,โ€ she said.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP Abutu Sunday, described the incident as unfortunate.

He said there was a report of the missing girl at the police division in Ologede

โ€ All efforts to recover the little girl turned out unsuccessful until 8pm

โ€ She was found lifeless in one of the cars parked within their compound,โ€ he said.

Abutu said the corpse of the girl had already been evacuated and deposited at the morgue of Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital in Ado-Ekiti.

He said an autopsy would be conducted to unravel the actual cause of death.

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