Osun suicide: My son was murdered, mother of deceased alleges, demands probe

Posted by News Express | 15 September 2022 | 246 times

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•College of Technology, Ipetu-Ijesa, Osun State


The mother of a 19-year-old student of College of Technology, Ipetu-Ijesa, Osun State, Olonade Tomiwa, who reportedly committed suicide last Saturday, Elemese Oluwabunmi, has demanded a probe into the death of her son, saying the boy did not commit suicide as reported by the police.

She claimed that the picture of the deceased revealed that there was violence on the body of her son, even if they did not allow her to see him.

The police confirmed the death of Tomiwa, who was said to have hanged himself after returning from school. The police said one Agboola Olusola, who is a youth leader at Isokun street, Ilesa, reported the matter to the police. It explained that Tomiwa used a telephone cable to hang himself and “no mark of violence was found on his body.”

But, the mother of Tomiwa said there was no test carried out on the body of the deceased to conclude he was not murdered. She demanded that the police beam their searchlight at the school and the house she lives in, saying “there are suspects that could be questioned in the matter.”

She said: “There was evidence of violence all over his body. His cheeks swelled and signs of blood were all over him. No test was conducted on his body to claim that he was not murdered. If there is, let them show me the report that revealed he committed suicide.

“I need justice for my son. There are a lot of boys in the house who work there day and night, and there are a lot of suspects in the house. Over 20 boys and girls reside in the house. The landlord’s son is a weed smoker. The police should look at both the school and the house to ensure justice for the boy.

“I stay single to take care of the two kids I had. Victor and his younger sister. He came to the house for a laptop, I told him not to come, that he should wait till I get back from Lagos state. So, while I was on my way on Saturday and I was called that my child was sick, I told them my children were not home because I was travelling with the younger sister. When I got home, I was not allowed to see his body before I was told and I rushed to the hospital.

“His phone messages also reflect that he has issues with someone, that is why I want police to investigate the matter to get justice for my late son. I suffered to raise him. He was staying with my sister in Ondo State, and he was easy going and hardly picked a fight with anyone. He came to Ilesa to get what I promised him and I never got to see him again,” Oluwabunmi stated. (Daily Sun)


Source: News Express

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