The Police at Isheri Oshun division have intensified efforts to unravel the circumstance behind the disappearance of a two-year old boy who was later found dead with his joystick severed off in Lagos.
Police source told P.M.EXPRESS that the corpse was recovered in a soak away at 6 Taylor Oliver Street in Ijegun, a suburb of Lagos, while shockingly his joystick was carefully removed with sharp knife.
P.M.EXPRESS gathered that the boy, simply identified as Seun, got missing last weekend for three days and the parents and their neighbours searched everywhere in the neighborhood to locate the boy to no avail.
However, on the fourth day, which was Wednesday, his body was found in a soak away where the neighbours had earlier searched only to discover some part of his body cut off.
P.M.EXPRESS gathered that what agitated the mind of the residents are the way the boy got missing and how he was found dead without his other parts removed.
The residents are suspecting that the boy might have been killed for ritual purposes and not accident of falling inside the soak away pit.
One of the residents told our correspondent that the parents are now afraid that their children in the area are no longer safe as they fear similar fate may await them if the police did not do anything.
Consequently, the residents reportedly went to Isheri Oshun police Station and expressed their fear over the safety of their children, including themselves, in the area.
P.M.EXPRESS gathered that following their complaints, the police moved into action and made some arrest and went into full investigation on the matter.
When our correspondent visited the station, some suspects were seen detained there including the landlord of the house.
However, efforts to speak to them failed as the police prevented our correspondent from speaking to them.
However, police source at the station told P.M.EXPRESS that police have commenced full investigation to determine whether the victim died as a result of negligence or ritual killing.