The peaceful community of Owo in Ondo State has been thrown into mourning following the tragic discovery of the body of a young girl, identified as 16-year-old Funmilayo Aiyegbusi, in a nearby forest area.

Local residents stumbled upon the body early Tuesday morning, June 4, 2024, during a routine search operation organized by the community members after Funmilayo had been reported missing for six days. The young girl, who was last seen on her way back from school, had sparked widespread concern and a frantic search effort involving both the police and the community.

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The discovery has left the community in shock and grief. Funmilayo, described by her neighbors as a bright and cheerful girl, was well-loved in the community. Her parents, who are devastated by the loss, have called for justice and urged the authorities to intensify their efforts to find those responsible.

In response to the incident, the local government has pledged to increase security measures in the area to prevent such occurrences in the future.

As investigations continue, the community remains united in their call for justice for Funmilayo Aiyegbusi, hoping that the culprits will soon be apprehended and made to face the full wrath of the law.