A woman, identified only as Mrs. Akintunde and her accomplices have been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly torturing her 19-year-old son, Rilwanu Akintunde to death.
Akintunde was said to have accused her son of stealing her N90, 000, an allegation the victim denied severally.
Following his constant denial, Akintunde, her brother, Kayode and a policeman identified as Titus, were said to have beaten, handcuffed and locked the victim inside a teargased room for six hours.
The teenager passed out and was rushed to Richland Hospital, Arepo, where he was confirmed dead on Sunday evening, the Nation learnt.
According to reports, his torturers secretly buried him at his mother’s site at the Sotel area of the state.
The incident reportedly took another turn as the victim’s mother reportedly found the money for which Rilwanu was tortured to death.
Following the discovery, residents of Oriola Street, Ibafo and environs stormed Kayode’s residence; chased all the tenants away and vandalized his properties.
The residents were armed with cutlasses, bottles, sticks and placards with inscriptions such as ‘Rado was a good son born by a stupid mother.’
Residents, who were clamoring for jungle justice on all the culprits, posted the inscriptions on the walls of the building whose roofs, doors and windows have been destroyed.
The deceased’s mother was arrested by policemen from Ibafo Division, while Kayode and Titus fled the neighbourhood.
Confirming the incident, the state police command spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said he was unaware if Titus was a policeman.
Oyeyemi said, “The information I got is that the woman, the boy’s stepfather and his friend tortured him to death.
“They said the woman complained that her N90, 000 was missing and she accused her son. Then, she told the boy’s stepfather, who sent his wife to contact a friend of his.
“They all tortured the boy to death and secretly buried him. The woman later saw the money.
“At the moment, the two men involved are on the run but the women have been arrested. They have been transferred to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, SCIID.
“The Police Commissioner Ahmed Iliyasu has ordered that the fleeing suspects be arrested.
“I am not aware that one of them is a policeman, but be assured that they will be fished out and dealt in accordance with the law,” the spokesperson added.