For six hours, 19-year-old Rilwanu Akintunde was beaten, handcuffed and locked inside a teargased room for allegedly stealing N90,000, by his mother, Mrs. Akintunde, her brother Kayode and a policeman identified as Titus, TheNation reports.
Rilwanu alias Rado denied the allegations, but his attackers didn’t believe him. He later died on Sunday evening. His torturers secretly buried him at his mother’s site at Sotel, Oriola Street, Ibafo, Ogun State.
The youths in the area went berserk after discovering that the money, for which Rilwanu was tortured to death, was later found in his mother’s closet. They stormed Kayode’s residence; chased all the tenants away and vandalized his properties.
Inscriptions such as “Rado was a good son born by a stupid mother” were seen on the walls of the building. Kayode and his police friend Titus have since fled the neighbourhood, while the deceased’s mother was arrested.
According to residents, Rilwanu’s killers might have had another motive for their action because the teenager was neither a thief nor troublesome. The deceased’s wife, Damilola Owoigbe, who had their 8-month-old son on her arms, demanded justice against his killers.