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45-year-old woman killed in Ekiti

Police confirm the death of a 45-year-old woman

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The Ekiti State Police Command has confirmed the killing of a 45-year-old woman, Mrs. Motunrayo Olajide, inside her house in Ado Ekiti, the state capital by an unknown person.

Sunday Abutu, the Police Public Relations Officer for the Ekiti State Police Command, said on Friday that the law enforcement agencies had not arrested anyone yet in connection with the incident.

The woman who had three kids to cater for, was allegedly killed at her residence on 2nd Avenue, Aseye Street, Nova, Adebayo area of Ado Ekiti metropolis on Monday.

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Abutu said, “The woman was stabbed with a sharp object in her neck, which pierced the skin and created a deep cut that led to her bleeding to death.

“Police detectives have launched serious investigations into the matter to unravel those behind the dastardly act.

“The remains of the woman have been deposited in the morgue while the investigations continue. We are awaiting the outcome of the autopsy that would be performed by experts to guide us in determining the true cause of the woman’s death.

“We appeal to residents and neighbors of the deceased who have relevant information that can help our investigation to feel free to provide such,” the police spokesperson said.

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The victim was reported dead after she was seen in the pool of her own blood at about 4.50 pm on Monday when the deceased’s 11-year-old daughter returned from school and met her mother’s lifeless body on the floor.

The source, who said that the daughter, upon discovery, raised the alarm to other neighbors, said, “The killers seized the opportunity that the woman was always at home to strike and killed her.

“When we rushed there, we saw her in the pool of blood with a deep cut in her neck. The landlords in the area quickly ran to the police station to report the matter,” the source said.

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