50-year-old woman gang-raped, murdered

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Woman lived alone

A 50-year-old Beninoise woman was on Friday gang-raped and subsequently murdered in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

The incident occurred at Oniyonrin, Agbelora, where the woman, known as Mama Friday, lived in a one room apartment at the boys’ quarters of a house opposite a Cherubim and Seraphim Unification Church of Nigeria.

The mother of five reportedly lived alone; while her husband, a bricklayer, worked in Ifo town, about 40 minutes drive from Abeokuta.

The suspects reportedly forced their way through a window into the woman’s home around midnight, raped and hacked her to death.

When PREMIUM TIMES visited the scene of the crime, police officers were seen removing the body to State Hospital Mortuary, Sokenu, Abeokuta.

The sister-in-law of the deceased, who identified herself as Mariam Idowu, said she heard about the incident that morning and rushed to the apartment. Mrs. Idowu said no neighbour heard any noise while the crime occurred and that the victim, who sold pap, was only found after her fellow pap-seller came to call on her when she failed to show up for work that morning.

“She is my brother’s wife. The husband is a bricklayer working in Ifo while she lives here. I just got information this morning that she had been raped to death and I rushed down here,” Mrs. Idowu told PREMIUM TIMES.

When contacted, the Ogun State Police Command spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi, said that four people have been arrested in connection with the case.


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