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Nigeria: Assassins Murder Union Leader's 14-Year-Old Son in Akure

A teenager, Oluwaseyi Adelegan, 14, was on Friday murdered by unknown assailants at his father's house in Akure.

The deceased is the son of Solomon Adelegan, the National President, Amalgamated Union of Public Corporation, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services.

The Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO) in Ondo State, Wole Ogodo, confirmed the incident the News Agency of Nigeria.

"It is obvious the young boy was killed while trying to move out of his bedroom to the sitting room before he eventually gave up," Ogodo said.

Mr. Ogodo, who said that no arrest had been made, said that the case had been transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

According to him, the information surrounding the death of the young boy is still sketchy, but I assure you that police will get to the root of the crime.

A group of suspected assassins invaded the home of the Adelegans located at Aduralere Quarters in Ijoka Area of Akure and macheted the boy to death.

According to a source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, Oluwaseyi was found in a pool of his blood in his parents' house.

The source said that deceased was hale and hearty when his siblings left for holiday coaching in the morning and he was the only person left in the house.

"The siblings were surprised to find the dead body of their brother in the sitting room when they returned from school.

"The children raised alarm when they saw their brother, but the young boy was stone dead before their arrival," the source added.

Scores of sympathisers thronged the residence of the Adelegan's to condole with him on the death of his son.

Efforts by a correspondent to speak with the bereaved parents were not successful as they were in shock over the mysteries surrounding the death of their son.

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