By Dayo Johnson Akure
A 13 year-old boy, Ibitayo Samson was on new year day clubbed to death with pestle over an argument on roasting of a goat for the celebration in Ondo state.
Eyewitness account said the incident occurred in the early hours of the new year in Aje Qrtrs Okeagbe Akoko area of the state.
Saturday Vanguard gathered that the mother of the deceased Ibitayo Oluwatoyin of C & S church reported the incident at the Police Station.
Mrs Ibitayo was said to have told the police that her son was murdered by one Oladejo Iskilu 24, of Aje Quarters Okeagbe Akoko, over an argument on the owner of a tyre for roasting of the new year goat.
It was gathered that while they were arguing on who owns the tyre, the deceased was attacked with a pestle.
Abusive words were exchanged by the two boys before the suspect ran into the house and came out to attack the deceased.
The deceased reportedly sustained serious injurious on the head and was rushed to a private hospital in the town.
Saturday Vanguard gathered that the matter was reported to the Community leader who asked the family of the suspect to foot the medical bill incurred by the victim.
But the following morning, the victim reportedly died in the hospital.
Police Image Maker Wole Ogodo confirmed the death of the 13 year old boy.
Ogodo said that the suspect has been arrested and is in detention.
He added that the case has been transferred to State CID for further investigation.