Thursday, 15 December 2016

The True Story Of The Boy Buried AliveInside Brick Walls Of Old House

Last week, the report of a boy said to have
been sealed in the wall of a house in Ondo
town in western Nigeria spread.
After that story was told on online news
platforms but without details, rumours
have been circulating about the reality of
the occurrence.
To get the true picture of the incident,
Channels Television crew visited the town
in Ondo State and was at the very house
where the incident happened.
A bungalow located on 3B Akinfemisoye
Street, Oduduwa Area in New Town, Ondo
city in Ondo West Local Government Area
of Ondo State was where the boy was
The boy is said to have fallen between the
walls of a building and a fence
According to the information gathered, the
owner of the house had travelled out of the
country several years ago. But the building
at the back is being inhabited by tenants
who are students of the Adeyemi College of
Education in the town.
Suspected To Be Mentally Deranged
Charity Adebayo is one of the students
living in the compound. She told Channels
Television that the boy, who is suspected to
be mentally deranged, fell into a the little
space between the walls of the house and a
food canteen next to it.
“We started hearing the boy saying
meaningless things from inside the wall,”
she said.
Charity explained that at daybreak, people
came and broke the fence and brought him
According to her, the grandmother of the
boy came to pick him.
Felicia Olaniyi, who operates the food
canteen at the other side, gave her own
account of the story in Yoruba language.
“The boy was said to have escaped from
his grandmother one evening while she
was taking him to a church for healing.
“The boy must have fallen in-between the
walls of the two buildings,” she said.
According to her, after they heard the
voice of the boy in the wall, it attracted
people’s attention and a ladder was
brought. “He was discovered in the space
and the wall was broken,” she explained.
She said the residents also alerted the
police before the boy was brought out and
also corroborated Charity’s claims that he
was taken away by his grandmother.
Michael Gbala, a medical practitioner, who
also lives in the neighbourhood told
Channels Television that he learnt that the
boy was mentally deranged.
Determined to get to the root of the matter
and more revelations, Channels Television
crew proceeded to the church where the
boy was taken to by his grandmother for
healing, overseen by an old woman,
Prophetess Dorcas Adebayo.
Prophetess Dorcas Adebayo said the boy’s
grandmother took him away from her
She explained in Yoruba language that the
grandmother brought the boy for healing
but later came back to take him away.
She believes the boy must have, in a bid to
escaped from the grandmother after she
took him away from the church, fallen into
the wall.
The old prophetess said she did not know
the boy’s whereabouts ever since.
A little boy also gave his account of the
story, saying the boy had been taken to the
State Specialist Hospital in town.
At the hospital sources said that the boy’s
name is Aduragbemi Saka and that he was
admitted but had since been discharged.
Channels Television, however, got to know
the address of the boy and his
grandmother which is at number 11,
Okegbogi Street in the town.
On getting to the house, the one storey
building was locked with a padlock.
The residents of the street refused to speak
to reporters, but however said that they
knew the boy but had not been seen him
for a long time.