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Unidentified persons behead 94-year-old woman in Ekiti

On Saturday, several unidentified ritualists allegedly severed the head of a 94-year-old woman at her home in Ikun-Ekiti, Moba Local Government Area, Ekiti State.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the body of the elderly woman, Mrs Ayodele Asaolu, was discovered at her residence on Saturday evening without her head.

When approached on Sunday about the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Ekiti, ASP Sunday Abutu, promised to get back to newsmen.

Abutu, on the other hand, confirmed the incidence to NAN on Tuesday, noting that police from the Command had begun an investigation.

Abutu however, confirmed the incident to NAN on Tuesday, saying that officers of the Command had began investigating the incident.

The PPRO said the case was reported by one of the children of the deceased who was contacted by neigbours after the corpse was found in the house.

NAN learnt that the woman was living alone in the house where the incident occurred.

Some indigenes and residents of the community who spoke with NAN correspondent on condition of anonymity, said that they suspected some ritualists to have killed the old woman.

They added that the ritualists must have observed that the woman was living alone in her house before they attacked and killed her for allleged money ritual.

“We were not aware of any movement around her house, she stays alone in her house and we believe it is the ritualists that killed and cut off her head for money rituals.

“We are pleading with the police to assist us in apprehending them because if such a heinous act can occur in our town, nobody is safe,” the residents said.

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