A 50-year old Benniose woman was yesterday found in a pool of her blood in Oniyanrin area of Abeokuta North local government area of the ancient city of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
The woman who was popularly known as Mama Friday was reported to have been gang-raped and slaughtered by yet to be identified rapists.
The culprits were reported to have gained access to the victim’s residence through the window in the early hours of yesterday before carrying out the dastardly act.
When our correspondence visited the scene of the incident which was a stone throw from the office of the former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Agbeloba, Abeokuta, it was observed that the mother of five was living alone in a boys quarter of a building while her husband, a bricklayer, works in Ifo town of Ifo local government area of the state.
It was gathered that the gang, having gained access into the apartment, engaged the victim in a marathon sex after which she was slaughtered before they fled the scene.
Many neighbours were unaware of the attack until the early hours of yesterday when a friend checked on the victim only to find her lifeless body on the bed while her underwear was also found beside her, giving an impression that she was raped before being murdered.
On getting to the scene, Policemen were seen evacuating the remains of the victim while her corpse was later taken to the morgue of the State Hospital, Ijaye, Abeokuta.
A neighbour who identified herself as Mariam Idowu told newsmen that the sad information got to her early yesterday and she rushed to the scene to ascertain the situation.
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