The physique of a 7-year-old lacking boy, Fejiro Emoavworhe, was discovered floating on the financial institution of Ohovwe river in Ekiugbo, Ughelli North native authorities space of Delta State on Monday Otober 12.
The deceased had gone lacking since Sunday, October 4, based on the mother and father.
Father of the boy, Mr John Emoavworhe, who lives in Ogbeode Road, Ekiugbo-Ughelli, stated he has lived in the neighborhood for under 4 months.
In accordance with Mr Emoavworhe, his brother- in-law got here to his home on the eve of Sunday with slices of fried yam, ice cream and tender drinks for his kids.
He stated that Fejiro, who was crying for ice cream outdoors, was referred to as by a person with a white gown, promising to purchase him the ice-cream.
“Whereas we have been nonetheless trying to find Fejiro, my brother in-law left the compound in hurry and when he was referred to as upon by the household the next morning, he stated he was going to church and later got here to fulfill my household at about 7.00pm,” stated the grieving father.
“My spouse’s youthful brother informed my household that he didn’t know something about Fejiro’s disappearance however that he heard my neighbours saying that I used to beat my kids and drive them out of residence, that this time round I’ll search for my baby.”
The stays of the boy have been deposited at an undisclosed morgue in Ughelli whereas staff of medical doctors is finishing up the post-mortem.