12-year-old boy drowns in Ondo River – Punch Newspapers


Peter Dada, Akure

A 12-year-old boy, Samsodeen Adeniran, has drowned in a river on Lisaluwa Street, Ondo town, Ondo State.

According to a source, the deceased left home on Monday with four of his friends to fish in the river shortly after a downpour, but did not return home.

The source said the deceased’s friends could not explain his whereabouts, as a search party was organised to look for him at the river.

“Local swimmers were employed to find the missing boy. His corpse was later found in the river by the swimmers,” he added.

Another source told our correspondent that the deceased’s parents were arrested by the Ondo State Police Command for the death.

The Ondo State Police Public Relation Officer, Mr. Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident, describing it as sad and unfortunate.

He, however, denied the arrest of the deceased’s parents, saying they were only invited for interrogation.

Joseph said, “It is illogical to say we arrested the parents. They came to report to us and they told us that they were not interested in making any case from the incident and we agreed with them. So, they left and buried the boy.”

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