Tragedy in Ondo as 80-year-old grandmother allegedly [email protected] to death
Following the death of an 80-year-old grandmother, tragedy rocked Odigbo Local Government Area in Ondo State over the weekend.
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The octogenarian’s body was discovered inside her farm in the Costain axis of the local government, amid suspicions that she had been raped before her assailants murdered her.
The dead had been declared missing since last Wednesday, when she failed to come home after leaving her farm.
Sources in the rural community said that the victim was raped to death, especially given the circumstances surrounding her death.
One of the informants implied that there had been recent rapes in the village, which she claimed had prevented most of the women from travelling to the farm alone.
According to the source, a suspect, Sunday, who is a well-known palm wine tapper in the village, was apprehended by some youngsters when the deceased old woman’s phone was discovered on him.
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During interrogation, the suspect was stated to have confessed that the deceased was allegedly attacked and killed by suspected herders.
However, the suspect has been turned over to Costain police for further investigation.
When reached, the state police spokesperson, Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, claimed that she will get back to us with more information but had not done so as of press time.