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Police Arrest 2 For Allegedly Raping 80-Year-Old Grandmother, Housewife To Death In Ondo



Police Arrest 2 For Allegedly Raping 80-Year-Old Grandmother, Housewife To Death In Ondo

The suspect was seen at night pegging a palm frond in front of the deceased’s house.

Ondo Police Command has paraded two suspected rapists in the state for allegedly raping a grandmother and housewife to death in two different locations of the state.

Chinecherem, 27, from Ebonyi State, was paraded on Tuesday, May 23, alongside 18 other suspects arrested for various crimes in different parts of Ondo State.

While the 58- year-old landlady and housewife, Adijat Olaoye, was murdered during an attempt to rape her in her room in the Fanibi area of Akure, the state capital.

Madam Aderibigbe was raped and murdered on her farm at the weekend in the Constain area of Ore town, in Odigbo Local Government Area of the state. She had been missing for some days before her corpse was found.

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It was gathered that the suspect was seen at night pegging a palm frond in front of the deceased’s house.

This aroused the suspicion of the deceased’s children who apprehended the suspect and were immediately searched, after which the mobile phone belonging to the old woman was recovered from him.

He was handed over to the police and during interrogation, he claimed he saw the cutlass, bucket and mask at the boundary of the deceased farm.

“When asked the reason for the palm frond, he said it was the deceased children who cut and dropped it on their mother’s farmland, so he decided to take it to their house around 10 pm and told them they would understand the meaning the next day,” a source stated.

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“In the same vein, on the 17th of May, a case of attempted rape was reported at Fanibi Division against one Gbegele Mustapha aged 29 years, a Togolese national who is a labourer.

“He broke into the room of one Mrs Adijat Olaoye, aged 58 years with intent to rape her, while struggling with the woman (now late) he hit her head on the floor.

“The neighbours who heard the noise rushed into her room and saw her bleeding, she was taken to the hospital while the suspects were arrested. The woman later died in the hospital. The suspect during interrogation claimed he was under the influence of the Indian hemp he took that day.”

The Public Relations Officer of the command, Mrs Funmi Odunlami, who spoke on behalf of the Commissioner also revealed that seven people have been arrested with cult-related killings in Ondo.

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“Based on the dreadful activities of cultists in Owo and its environs, the command organized raids of affected areas, led by Area Commander Owo. The teams, which included all tactical teams, busted their hideouts, where the following suspects were arrested,”

The suspects are Fadahunsi Monday, (27); Oluwafemi Ajayi (34); Adewale Monday (22); Olupona Olamide (27); Ifedayo Michael (20); Isiaka Jimoh (30) and Olatunji Ojo (35).

The police boss who stated that all the paraded suspects would soon be charged to court, enjoined members of the public to avail them with useful information.

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