Police confirms murder of 42-year old woman in Ibadan as residents call for halt to killings
A 42-year-old woman, Mrs Olusayo Fagbemi, was on Wednesday macheted to death in Sasa, Ojo’o area in Akinyele Local Government Area, Ibadan around 5 a.m.
Fagbemi’s death would be the fifth case of murder recorded in the Local Government in the last one month.
The death of Fagbemi according to residents of the area was suspected to be the handiwork of ritualists.
It was gathered that the woman was killed with cutlass by unknown persons while she was washing clothes.
A resident of the area, who pleaded anonymity, noted that the community suspected ritualists to be behind the incessant killings in the LGA.
The resident called on security agencies and the state government to halt the incessant killings in the local government area.
Another resident, who identified himself as Kolawole, decried the frequent killings in the council area and urged the state and federal governments to intervene urgently.
The Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Fadeyi confirmed the incident in a telephone interview with NAN Correspondent in Ibadan.
“The woman was hit with something on the head and Ojo Police Division is on the matter,” Fadeyi said.
The series of murder recorded in the Local Government in the last one month include rape and murder of an 18-year -old, Barakat Bello on May 31, and that of a 29-year-old, Azeezat shomuyiwa on June 5.
Also a 21-year-old female student of Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Grace Oshiagwu, murdered on June 13 and that of a five year-old boy, Mujeeb Tirimisiyu macheted to death on Monday.