Ondo State Police Command has arrested a forest guard, Mayomi Faponle, for allegedly killing a young boy identified as Deji Busayo at Adegbola Junction of Akure.
Faponle, a worker with the Ondo State Ministry of Natural Resources, had on Sunday, February 23, 2020, hit the boy who was on a motorcycle with his vehicle.
The suspect allegedly took the corpse away from the scene and dumped it inside the bush without telling anyone about the accident.
Punch reports that a source said the deceased was declared missing for some days and after searching for him, his remains were found inside the bush along Akure-Idanre Road on Thursday.
“After the incident happened on Sunday, the suspect didn’t report the incident to any security agency until the investigation revealed that he was the killer of the boy,” the source said.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Femi Joseph, said the suspect was in police custody and investigation had commenced.
“We have arrested the suspect. He hit the boy who was on a motorcycle with his vehicle and dumped the corpse in the bush without telling anyone. We are still conducting our investigation and the suspect would be charged after the completion of investigation.”