A five-year-old boy who went missing after his parents sent him on an errand has been found dead inside a parked car in a compound at Ishiuzor, Egbu Community, in Owerri North council area of Imo State.
The Nation reports that the boy was found dead at a compound in the neighborhood where he was sent to buy sachet water.
“he was sent to buy pure water at a particular compound in the neighborhood. The boy never came back. A search party was launched for the boy and he was never found till after five days. His corpse was eventually found on the fifth day at the same compound where he was sent to buy pure water.
As we speak the matter has been reported at the police station because the parents of the boy are threatening fire and brimstone. The accused woman and her husband have been arrested by the police and the matter transferred to the homicide session of the State CID in Owerri.” a resident of the community said
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, Orlando Ikeokwu, said the couple who sells provisions at the compound where the boy was found dead had been arrested and the matter transferred to the state police command in Owerri, the state capital. According to him, an investigation had commenced with a view to unraveling the cause of death.