Suspected ritualists kill 80-year-old woman in Ondo •Sever breasts

Barely two weeks after the killing of a 50-year-old in Akoko area of Ondo State, another 80-year-old woman, Mrs Kajusla Mogaji, was on Friday found dead at her lmo quarters residence, Arigidi Akoko in the Akoko North West Local Government Area of the state.

It was gathered that Mogaji’s breasts were severed from her body after being murdered by suspected ritualists.

The lifeless body of the octogenarian, who was said to be the only person in the house at the time of the attack, was discovered by her neighbours in the early hours of Friday.

Her assailants were also reported to have smashed her head with an object.

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According to a source who spoke with Saturday Tribune under the condition of anonymity, a chewing stick was found beside the dead body.

The source explained that the criminals were able to perpetrate the crime unhindered because other occupants of the house had travelled.

He said: “It was easy for them to carry out the killing because there was no one else at home with mama.”

The source, which disclosed that the octogenarian was “a mother of five, said she was a gentle and easygoing member of Anglican Church”.

One of the deceased’s daughters, Mrs. Kehinde Adewumi, described the killing of her mother as “an act of wickedness”.

Adewumi, who is a local government employee, urged security agents in the state to do all within their reach to arrest and bring to book those behind the killing of her mother.

A younger brother of the deceased, Mr. Vincent Sunday, who is a retired civil servant, described her late sister as “God-fearing”, saying that he could not imagine the reason behind her killing.

The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) for Oke Agbe Akoko, SP Ibitayo Adetanranmi, who visited the scene with his team, assured that the police would get to the root of the matter and that the perpetrators of the crime would not go unpunished.

The remains of the deceased had been deposited at the morgue in Ikare State Specialist Hospital, Ikare Akoko.

No fewer than six women had been reportedly killed in a similar circumstance in the area in recent time.

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