Not so fast! Police arrest 3 people for burying ‘suicide’ suspect too quickly
For hurriedly burying an 18-year-old boy, Sanmi Kehinde, who was reported to have shot himself on Wednesday, July 31, with his father’s gun, the police in Ondo state have arrested 3 persons at Oriokuta Community in Akoko South-east Local Government Area of the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the Ondo State Command, Wole Ogodo, said the 3 persons were arrested because the family hurriedly buried him without attempting to make any formal report to the police.
Mr. Wole said a full investigation has been launched to uncover the circumstances that lead to the demise of Kehinde.
Mr. Wole said the report of the autopsy is still being awaited by the police.According to him: “Immediately the incident happened neither the family nor the neighbours reported the case to the police before they went ahead to bury the deceased, that is why the police arrested some people on the incident.
“When the boy killed himself, the police was supposed to be informed, so that they would visit that scene of the crime, and if the boy would be buried, the order would come from the police.
“The postmortem examination would be carried out because it is one of those things to be done. “We should know whether it is true that the boy shot himself or not; if it is true that he shot himself, where is the gun? Why should they hurriedly bury him, that is why we are suspicious, and made the arrest.”
Meanwhile, report had it that Kehinde climbed the ceiling of their house to carry his father’s loaded dane gun in company of his friend, Bolu.
It was gathered that the sound of a gun-shot attracted people to the house and kehinde was met rolling on the ground in his own blood by neighbours who rushed to the scene.
However, his family shortly after the ugly incident hurriedly buried their son without formal report to the police.