The aunt of the 20-year-old boy, Oluwaseun Emokeme, hacked to death at Igbokoda by a gang suspected to be cultists, Mrs Lucy Ireyemi has cried out to the government for justice on the murder of the boy.
Late Oluwaseun was said to have gone to watch a football match along with his friends last Sunday when masked gunmen invaded the area and shot him, after which they machetted him severally and left him in the pool of his blood.
Oluwaseun’s aunt, who spoke with The Hope yesterday said it was her neighbours who broke the sad news of the killing to her.
Mrs Ireyemi said Oluwaseun’s mother died about three years ago and left a property for him being the only son, but squandered the whole thing few years after.
Ireyemi, who was in grief said that Oluwaseun later returned to Igbokoda from Lagos when there was nothing left for him. She said she had been the one taking care of him.
While in Igbokoda, she said Oluwaseun became worse as he started moving with strange people, keeping bad company, drinking and smoking marijuana.
She said that he was a member of a dreaded group which she suspected to be a cult group and was known by the nickname “Smallie”.
She said that she was alarmed by his changed behaviour and had scolded him because she had much expectation from him as she wanted him to study Laboratory Science in OSUSTECH.
She explained that he took affront at her scolding and packed his things from her house and moved to Okitipupa so that he would be free to do as he pleased.
She lamented the gruesome way he was killed and said that the town has been thrown into mourning since he was murdered.
She said that his father was not in good terms with his mother and had remarried a long time ago.
She pleaded with his paternal side family members to come forward to bury him as tradition demands, noting that his corpse is still lying in the custody of the police, as nobody from his father’s family has showed up to pick it and bury his remains.
Following the cult clash, the people of the town has been living in palpable fear as they believe that there might be a reprisal attack.