- A 78-year-old grandmother has been killed in Ekiti
- The vital organs of the woman were also removed
- Meanwhile, investigation had commenced over the gruesome murder
The police command in Ekiti state on Wednesday, June 3, confirmed the gruesome killing of a 78-year-old grandmother and widow by persons suspected to be ritualists, in Ikere Ekiti, Ikere local government.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), ASP Sunday Abutu, who confirmed the incident, described it as “unfortunate and mysterious”.
Abutu said investigation had begun into the case and that the Criminal Investigation Department, had been directed to take over the case.
He added that the corpse of the deceased had since been recovered, and deposited in the morgue of the State Specialist Hospital in Ikere Ekiti.
Concerned local sources, had earlier told newsmen that the victim, Sabianah Aranilewa was not only killed, her blood was drained and vital organs were removed by suspected rituals.
Also confirming the reports, the deceased’s son, Eyitope Aranilewa, said his mother had earlier gone missing on Friday, May 29, around 6: 45a.m while washing clothes at her residence along Moshood road, Odo-Oja area of Ikere-Ekiti.
He said his mother’s friend referred to as Ojolo, first raised the alarm and organised a search party, but efforts to find her proved abortive until 4 p.m when her corpse was found inside a stream with her throat cut and other vital organs removed.
Said he: “On that fateful day I got a distress call that my mother was missing.
“It was my mother’s friend, Ojolo who resides within a short distance from her shop that raised the alarm when she did not see her in the shop
“The matter was immediately reported at the Police station, but it was not long that information came that her body had been located at a place not far from the home.
“She was killed like a goat and the corpse dumped in a shallow stream, flowing through the back of her home,’’ he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that as Nigerians continue to grieve the tragic death of Uwaila Omozuwa a 100-level student of University of Benin (UNIBEN), gruesomely killed after being r'aped by suspected cultists, the federal government has raised eyebrows over violence against women.
FG expressed its sadness over the death of the UNIBEN student and called on all and sundry to rise against coordinated violence channelled against women in society.
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