A 70-year-old woman identified as Madam Medinatu Ala was killed mysteriously in her room in the early hours of Wednesday in Ikare-Akoko in Akoko North-East local government area of Ondo State.
The petty trader living downstairs of a storey-building with her 3-year-old granddaughter at B/97 Okegbe Quarters, Ikare-Akoko was killed by unknown persons. Her head, two breasts, private part and intestines were reportedly removed and taken away by her killers.
The killers who reportedly shaved off the dreadlocks on the head of the granddaughter during the incident also hit another 75-year-old woman, Awawu Kareem (a neighbour in the house) with pestle.
Speaking with Mercy-Babs news on the incident, the 50-year-old son of Awawu, Abdul-kareem Abdul said: “I have gone to the farm this morning when they called me that my mother was dead.
I was told that she had been taken to the State Specialist Hospital, Ikare-Akoko. When I got there, we discovered she was still breathing but in a complex health situation.
“I live in the same house with her—a storey-building. She was downstairs while I live upstairs. I never knew they were attacked before I left home.
“My mother is in coma. She sustained serious wounds on the head and mouth. She was suspected to have been hit repeatedly with pestle by her attackers. She has been referred to the Federal Medical Centre, Owo for treatment”, Abdul-Kareem said.
Meanwhile, the Ondo State Police Command have arrested one Moses Olaniyi, for the murder of the 70-year-old woman..
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, Femi Joseph, said the killing was perfectly done because the assailants opened the door to the deceased’s room and after the dastardly act; they closed the door and left the house.
“We have arrested one person and we have begun our investigation. We shall get to the root of the matter,” he said.
Source: LATESt update