65-year-old woman dies inside well in mosque

A 65-year-old woman, popularly called Iya Majeobaje, who was in charge of ensuring sanitary condition of a mosque in llorin, the Kwara State capital, has been found dead inside a well on the mosque’s premises.

Nigerian Tribune gathered that the incident happened at AnsarulDeen Mosque, Osere, Sawmill area in llorin West Local Government Area of the state, at the weekend.

A source disclosed that the woman might have fallen inside the well last Friday, at about 5:00 p.m while fetching water to clean the mosque, but was brought out dead on Saturday afternoon.

Residents in the area said nobody was within the vicinity of the mosque to rescue her when the incident happened.

Some of the residents of the area, who discovered the dead woman, it was learnt, immediately alerted the state fire service in llorin.

The Director of the State Fire Service, Mr Tiamiyu Raji, who confirmed the incident, said personnel from the Fire Service removed the woman from the well dead on Saturday afternoon.

He said the corpse of the woman had been taken to the B Division of Police State Command, Surulere in llorin metropolis.

However, the Kwara State police command is yet to confirm the incident.