Tekula, who was accused of stealing N200 by his guardian, allegedly committed suicide to prove his innocence.
An eyewitness who pleaded anonymity noted that,“It all happened on Sunday morning when Mrs. Nadoo Hember, the boy’s guardian, was alleged to have complained that her only N200 was missing in the house she lived with the late boy.
“She confronted Terkula who denied taking the money, but as she was leaving for church, she allegedly warned the boy that if the money was not found, she would be forced to return him back to his parents in the village.
“Unfortunately, when she got back from church later in the day, she got into the house and discovered that the boy was nowhere to be found. But after a search, the lifeless body of the boy was seen hanging on a tree at the back of the house.
“It was at that point that she raised alarm that attracted neighbours who gathered at the scene to rescue the boy who was already dead.”
Confirming the incident the Benue State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, ASP Austin Ezeani disclosed that the incident was reported on Sunday at the ‘B Division’ police station in the State.
Ezeani further stated that officers attached to the Division were despatched to the scene where the body was recovered and deposited at the Makurdi Federal Medical Centre.
The PPRO further stated “we are carrying out serious investigations into the matter in order to unravel the mystery of the bizarre death,” though no arrest has been made.