The Ondo State Police Command on Saturday said detectives from the command are still on the trail of the parents of a four-year-old girl who was allegedly beaten to death in Akure, the state capital.
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Mr. Femi Joseph who disclosed this to Tribune Online assured that the parents of the girl would be apprehended.
According to him, the father claimed that the girl identified as Miss Testimony Toke Babalola had been over-pampered by her grandmother who she was residing within Ikare and he had to withdraw her from the old woman’s care.
Efforts to trace the parents of the late Testimony were not successful as the parents took to their heels immediately she was pronounced dead.
It was, however, gathered that the parents of the girl were about to be arrested by police in Ikare Akoko but the operatives were prevented by the people of the community.
According to a source, the people of the community prevented the security agents from arresting the couple. The residents nearly lynch the police officers in the process.
He said it took the intervention of the community leaders who intervened in the matter and promised to hand over the couple to police in Akure on Monday.