14-Year Old SSS1 Student Mysterious Murdered in Akure.
Residents of Aduralere quarters at Ijoka Road in Akure are still in shock over the death of 14-year old Oluwaseyi Adewunmi Adelegan who was axed to death in his father’s bedroom last week.
Seyi, a Senior Secondary School One (SSS 1) student of a private model school in Akure was found by his younger siblings in their home last Thursday in a pool of his own blood. He was the son of Solomon Adelegan, the National President of the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporation, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services (AUPCTRE). Chief Adelegan is also a former Chairman of the Joint Public Service Negotiating Council (JNC) in Ondo State.
Sources said the assailants were corporately attired as they stormed the building which is located at one end of Ijoka Road.
One merchant of a store where late Oluwaseyi and his siblings often bought snacks to eat narrated
On the day of the incident, their parents had gone out while Seyi’s younger ones were preparing for the summer lessons because they are all on holiday. His younger ones attend a summer lesson at the third street here. I even saw them when they were going but never knew Seyi was at home and they bought biscuit from my hand before I proceed to the market to get some goods I don’t have in stock”.
He said, the whole compound was quiet in the early hours of that they due to departure of the children for their summer lessons while Oluwaseyi was home alone.
A shoemaker on the street further explained to our reporter that he saw an exotic Toyota Jeep parked at the front of his shop but did not know who the occupants were. Two of them, corporately-dressed, entered the compound.
“I was in my shop mending a shoe brought by a customer when the Toyota Jeep parked in front of my shop thinking they want to [come in] here. I told the driver putting on white cap that he should please
move [the vehicle] to the front a little because they were blocking my shop and he obliged me. Two men came out of the car and headed towards the building while the driver was inside [using] his phone”
He revealed that when the men entered the building, he already knew they were looking for Chief Adelegan thinking they are among friends of the family who usually visit him as he is a popular and affluent man in the state.
The shoemaker added that the men came out about five minutes later beaming with smiles as they walked towards their parked vehicle, before they drove away.
“They even appreciated me after they entered their vehicle and told me they like some of my already made shoes. I told them, ‘thank you sir.’”
But could those two men be behind the murder of the teenager?