By Dayo Johnson
A 50-year-old palm oil seller, identified as lya Dunsi, was reportedly murdered by ritualists, who removed her two breasts in Arigidi-Akoko in Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo State.
This came as another middle-aged woman, identified as Toyin, was found dead in her room with two calabashes said to contain concoction in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
Late lya Dunsi, according to a police source, was kidnapped and her corpse later found where it was dumped in a nearby bush at her Odiolowo, Arigidi-Akoko residence.
Her assailants, according to a police source, tied a rope on one of her legs and pulled her to the bush, which is not more than a distance of 100 kilometres to her house.
Vanguard gathered that those going to the farm early in the morning discovered her corpse and raised the alarm.
She was reportedly stripped naked by the ritualists before her two breasts were removed.
Recall that similar ritual killings took place in lkare Akoko late last year in which a woman was killed and her private parts, including her breast, removed.
Also, an eight-year-old pupil of St George’s Anglican Primary School, Okeagbe Akoko was murdered for ritual purposes.
Speaking with newsmen, Divisional Police Officer for Okeagbe Akoko, Ibitayo Adetanranmi, confirmed the murder of the palm oil seller and the removal of her organs.
Adetanranmi assured that the perpetrators of the dastardly act will not only be fished out but punished in accordance with the law.
Mother of 3 found dead in her room
Meanwhile, the middle-aged woman and mother of three found dead in her room was a food seller at Tipper park area, along Ondo road in Akure.
Sources said her neighbours and her customers became worried when she remained indoors when she was expected to have started selling food early in the morning to them.
After several knocks on her door and no response, the neighbours reportedly broke into her room and saw her lifeless body with two calabashes by the side of her bed.
The deceased, according, to her neighbours, lived alone in one of the rooms in the building.
Neighbours interviewed alleged that it was discovered through her telephone that she made two calls between 1 am and 3 am to the same person whose identity was registered as Alfa on her phone.
They said the deceased had been having issues with her husband over the custody of their three children.
The court case, Vanguard was informed, was adjourned to 18th of this month.
A visit to the residence of the deceased indicated that her corpse was yet to be evacuated to the mortuary as at press time. Vanguard was informed that the neighbours had sent messages to her family but none had shown up to arrange how her corpse would be moved to the mortuary.