Ritual killing rises in Ondo as Ritualists remove 80year-old grandmother’s Breasts

By: Ade Adeleke

The rate of ritual killings continues unabated in Ondo state especially in Akoko area as an 80-year old grandmother named Mrs Kajusola Mogaji was gruesomely murdered by suspected ritualists.

The woman who is a mother of five children, had her breasts clinically removed by the ritualists on Thursday’s night at her house located at Imo Quarters, Arigidi in Akoko north west local government area of the state.

This is the second time such incident will happened at the same town this month while six similar ungodly acts had been recorded in Ikare, Okeagbe and other parts of Akokoland in the last one year.

Only two weeks ago, the Ondo state police command vowed that it would fish out suspected Ritualists who killed a 50year-old female Palm Oil Seller at Arigidi-Akoko with her two breasts clinically removed by the criminals.

SUNSHINETRUTH reported that the naked lifeless body of the woman, simply identified as Iya-Dunsi at a bush which is less than 100 metres to her house located at Odiolowo area of Arigidi Akoko, with rope on one of her legs.

The State police command through the Akoko North west Divisional Police Officer, SP Ibitayo Adetanranmi had assured that the perpetrators of wicked act would be arrested but no arrest had been made since then.

As Arigidi community is gradually recovering from the death of the palm oil seller, Mogaji who was an active member of Anglican church in the town also lost her life in similar circumstance.

Pix: sympathizers at Imo Arigidi

She was said to have been smashed on the head in the night when co-occupants of the house travelled and died before the suspected killers removed her breasts, believed to be used for money or power ritual.

SUNSHINETRUTH gathered that the chewing stick of the old woman was beside her on the bed.

The neighbours woke up to discovered her lifeless body in the pool of blood which later attracted many sympathisers who informed the police.

One of her children and local government staff, Mrs Kehinde Adewumi who was weeping profusely and uncontrollable, described the act as tragic and act of highest wickedness.

She called on security agents to do thorough investigations to unravel the mystery surrounding her mother’s death.

A family member of the murdered woman and retired top Civil Servant, Mr Vincent Sunday described her late sister as God’s fearing and peace- loving person.

Confirming the incident, the Divisional Police officer in-Charge of Okeagbe Akoko, SP Ibitayo Adetanranmi who led his men to remove the corpse to mortuary of the State Specialist hospital, Ikare-Akoko.

The DPO vowed that the police would do everything possible to arrest the culprits.

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