A suspect is on the run, the police said.
By Seun Adewale
Homicide detectives at Igbokoda, the headquarters of Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State, are currently trying to unravel the murder of a man, identified as Omomega Ewarawon, who was killed and his genital removed allegedly during a fishing expedition at the Atlantic Ocean in Igbokoda.
The deceased corpse was later recovered by the police at the Atlantic Ocean, while the murder is believed to have happened on Tuesday.
According to the Police First Information Report (FIR) obtained by our correspondent, the deceased left his home at Araromi Street in Igbokoda, along with a relative, to fish.
The relative, who is now a suspect, returned from the fishing expedition and reported to the family of the deceased that he was nowhere to be found.
This prompted the family of the deceased to report the case to the police at Igbokoda division; who swung into action and consequently launched a manhunt for the deceased.
Police sources hinted that the police and some members of the community later organized a search party at the Atlantic Ocean where the deceased was reported to have gone for fishing and found the lifeless body at the sea shore on Wednesday.
On close examination by police detectives, it was discovered that the deceased was brutally murdered. His genitals and limbs were allegedly removed by the suspected killers. The police evacuated the body and deposited it at the General Hospital, Igbokoda for autopsy.
The spokesperson for the Ondo State Police Command, Wole Ogodo, who confirmed the incident, said the suspect who left with the deceased for fishing expedition on the day of the incident has been on the run since then.
Mr. Ogodo said the suspect has been declared wanted by the police as the prime suspect in the crime. He said detectives have launched a manhunt to apprehend him.
Mr. Ogodo, who described the incident as cruel, disclosed that the elder brother to the prime suspect has been arrested and would be released as soon as his brother shows up at the police station.