When controversies and rumours of the gruesome murder case of a 13-year-old pupil who was alleged to have died in the freezer in Kogi State started making the round, the State’s Police command was quick and apt in its intervention by carrying out a full investigation and autopsy to ascertain the real cause of the girl’s death.
Prior to her mysterious death on October 5, 2012, Yetunde was a pupil of Oluyori Comprehensive College, Isanlu in Kogi State.
It was quite an unbelievable act to the entire community when news circulated round the entire community of her death and how she was killed and purportedly dumped in a medium freezer.
The Kogi State Police Commissioner, Alhaji Mohammed Musa Katsina, who acted on a tip off, sent his men yesterday to exhume her already decomposing body for thorough autopsy while her guardian was arrested over the alleged mysterious circumstance of the pupil’s death.
Trouble, however, started when her remains were buried without the parents or the guardian reporting her death to the police.
Thus, Police detectives led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Zannah Mohammed, stormed the peaceful Isanlu community in Yagba West Local Government Area of Kogi state with pathologists from the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) and the remains of Yetunde was unearthed for autopsy which is aimed at revealing the circumstances surrounding her demise.
However, her guardian, Mrs. Deborah Motunrayo Jaiyeoba, a sanitary inspector at the local government had sworn, asserting that she is practically innocent.
She claimed that on that faithful day, she had left her niece (Yetunde) at home to attend a marriage ceremony around the community but as she returned and did not see her, she had thought that the girl had gone out to play with friends, but it was a different story when she opened her freezer to get water “I was thirsty and raced to the deep freezer to get a sachet of water when I discovered that yetunde was stone dead and I immediately raised an alarm,” she claimed