AKURE—FOUR primary school pupils
have been apprehended in Akure, the
Ondo State capital over the gruesome
murder of their 11 year schoolmate Godwill
Godwill was alleged to have been murdered
in cold blood by four suspects, aged
between 11 and 13 years over an argument
on a mobile phone.
The suspects are co tenant of the deceased
pupil who attends a private school in Oke
Aro area of Akure.
Sources in Akure informed Vanguard that
the deceased pupil after he was murdered
was thrown in the bush at Adofure farm,
some kilometres away from Akure, the
Godwill was said to have drew the ire of the
suspects following his refusal to allow
them play with his handset.
His friends according to sources
threatened to deal with him and within
three days after their threat he was found
in the bush with several marks all over his
Vanguard gathered that after he was
murdered by the suspects, they came back
to tell the parents of the deceased various
account of how he met his death.
They were said to have told Mr and Mrs
Joseph and Patience Omokabo that
Godwill fell into the river and was carried
away while in another breath, they said he
got drowned while they were all swimming.
After 24 hours of search and the corpse
of Godwill could not be found the father
reported the matter to the Police.
One of the suspects was said to have taken
his parent to where they hid the corpse
and it was recovered without the knowledge
of the deceased’s parents.
When he was later told that the corpse
had been recovered, Mr. Omokabo was said
to have suspected foul play and raised
It was gathered that on close examination,
it was discovered that bruises were all over
the body of the deceased.
Lamenting the death of her son, Mrs
Omokabo said three days before the
untimely death of his son there was an
argument between the suspect and his son
over a mobile phone.
It was learnt that the contentious phone
was later found in possession of the four
suspect’s days after the Godwill was
Contacted, the Police Public Relation
Officer, PRO, of the State Police
Command, Adeniran Aremu confirmed
the arrest of the four teenage suspects.
Aremu said that the 11 year old Godwill was
murdered following an argument over a
phone and added that investigations into
the gruesome murder of the deceased pupil