By Christopher Oji

It was shocking yesterday when a 10 years old boy, strangled another boy of same age to death at Ejigbo, Lagos.

The people of the area are still surprised at the development and are currently in disbelief that the strength of the little boy might not be a natural one .

It was gathered that the deceased,Israel Ogunleye,had visited his mother’s shop at Oluwole Street, Powerline, Ejigbo and decided to play football with other children while waiting for her mother to close for the day.

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It was gathered further that while they were playing football, arguement ensued between Ogunleye and Ezekiel Evbota which snowballed into a heated one forcing little Evbota to hold Ogunleye in the neck and started strangling him untill he gave up the ghost.

According to a source other kids playing football could not believe what they saw as they started trying to revive Ogunleye who remained motionless until the police arrived the scene and everybody took to a flight.

Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (FPRO), SP Benjamin Hundyin,said the deceased’s father reported the case to Ejigbo Police where the Divisional Police Officer, deployed detectives to the scene.

The PPRO said the photograph of the scene was taken by the detective who are the suspect and the body of the boy was taken to Isolo General Hospital where he was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty, adding, ” the body wants transferred to the Mortuary for post mortem examination. The suspect is in our custody while investigation is ongoing”.