By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
The corpse of Oreoluwa Fatinoye, son of the couple who were killed by assassins in Abeokuta on new year’s day, has been recovered from Ogun river.
The deceased was reportedly thrown into the river on Adigbe Opako – Obada road in Abeokuta after being kidnapped by the assailants who had murdered his parents.
The decomposing body of Oreoluwa was discovered floating on the river by fishermen on Tuesday morning.
Oreoluwa’s parents, Mr Kehinde and Mrs Bukola Fatinoye were killed by yet-to-be-identified persons in the early hours of Sunday, January 1 at their residence, Ibara Government Reservation Area (GRA), Abeokuta.
It was gathered that when the corpse of Oreoluwa was discovered, both hands were tied with rope to the back.
A fisherman, Idowu Taiwo, said that he discovered the body floating on the river while he was preparing for the day’s work.
“On Monday, we heard that someone was thrown into this river but this morning, while we were preparing for work, the police approached us and pleaded with us to inform them any time we discover the body.
“But, this morning, around 7.30, we discovered the body while we were checking our equipment in the river.
“I called someone to help us get the number of the PPRO (Police Public Relations Officer) to tell him that we have discovered the body.
“Not long after, the police came and we showed them the body after we had brought it to the river bank,” Idowu said.
The police later took the corpse away in the presence of some family members of the Fatinoyes.
Meanwhile, the PPRO, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed that the corpse of the boy had been recovered.
Oyeyemi explained that the police would continue with their investigation to unravel the mystery behind the death of the Fatinoyes.