A 13-year-old boy died on Monday, October 19, after falling off a moving truck during the #EndSARS protest in Sapele, Delta State.
According to a witness, the young boy reportedly jumped on the back of the moving truck that was headed out of Sapele, fell off and died of injuries sustained.
“He jumped on a moving truck that was heading outside town and the next thing was that he fell from the back of the moving truck and before we could rush him to the clinic, he died,” a witness narrated.
The corpse of the teenager was wrapped in the Nigeria green-white-green flag and put on the back of the open truck for display in the Amukpe area of Sapele.
The tragedy was said to have caused a massive traffic gridlock to and from Benin and Warri.
Meanwhile, a notorious cultist terrorizing Igbesa and its environs simply known as Bobo has been declared wanted by Ogun state police command.
The suspect was declared wanted over the gruesome murder of an automobile mechanic Salaudeen Lawal.
The deceased, who was called to fix a vehicle which developed a mechanical fault was accused by Bobo and his colleagues of obstructing the road with the vehicle he was repairing and this led to an argument between them, consequent upon which the said Bobo broke a bottle and stabbed the deceased on his hand and cut one of the veins.
A distress call was made to the police at Igbesa divisional headquarters and the DPO SP Abayomi Adeniji quickly led his men to the scene and rescued the victim to the hospital where he gave up the ghost while receiving treatment.
The suspect, having realized what he did, took to flight immediately, but one of his accomplices has been arrested and he is helping the police in their investigation.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered a massive manhunt for the suspect, he also directed that the case be taken over by the homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.
The CP also appealed to residents of the area to remain calm as the command will do everything possible to apprehend the fleeing suspect who is neither a student of the only tertiary institution in the town nor an indigene of the town.