Operatives of the Ondo State Security Network Agency otherwise known as the Amotekun Corps have allegedly tortured a 14-year-old boy identified as Ayomide Adeghalu to death.
The incident happened at Ondo town in Ondo West Local Government Area of the state.
ABN TV gathered that Ayomide, who was living with his stepmother in the Ogbonkowo area of Odojomu in Ondo town, was sent to hawk-cooked rice – but was unable to give an account of the missing N500 from the sales.
The stepmother, however, was said to be angered by the inability of the young boy to explain how the money got missing and decided to punish him to unravel the truth.
A source, who spoke to our reporter under the condition of anonymity, said after severe punishment from the stepmother, the boy was handed over to the operatives of Amotekun who tortured the him to force him to reveal the truth.
“The teenage boy was subjected to some punishment which lasted for several hours, despite entreaties made to the stepmother to release the boy.
“Later, the woman handed him over to the officials of Amotekun Corps and he was tortured. He became too weak and unconscious. By the time, he was rushed to the Specialists Hospital in Ondo, he was confirmed dead by the doctors on duty,” the source added.