Ekiti Police Command has confirmed the gruesome murder of a 78-year-old widowed grandmother by persons suspected to be ritualists, in Ikere Ekiti, Ikere Local Government.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), ASP Sunday Abutu, who confirmed the incident, described it as “unfortunate and mysterious”.
Abutu said an investigation had begun as the Command’s Criminal Investigation Department, had been directed to take over the case.
The Police Command has also arrested two suspects in connection with the alleged rape of a 17-year-old.
The sexual assault which happened at Oja Oba area of Ado Ekiti around 7p.m. last Tuesday is on a 17 year old, who was said to be hawking sachet water when the boys, said to be regular faces in the area, allegedly pounced on her and forced her into a corner and gang-raped her.
The teenager was taken to the hospital, where the case of rape was established.
Report has it that the office of the wife of the state governor, was notified about the incident and they paid the hospital bill of the survivor.
The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Sunday Abutu, also confirmed the incident saying two of the suspects have been arrested for further investigation.
Meanwhile, the police have arrested a 15-year-old boy for allegedly defiling a three-year-old girl.
The incident occurred in Osi Ekiti, Ido/Osi Local Government Area of the state last Tuesday.
The young boy allegedly lured the girl with a confectionary to the room, where he perpetrated the dastardly act.
A source said: “What could be responsible for his action is yet unknown, but it was gathered that the matter has been reported to the police.
“The state First Lady, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, has been notified and necessary investigation has commenced from the government.”
The police spokesman, Abutu, who also confirmed the criminal conduct, described it as very unfortunate.
According to him, the case was first reported at the Ido Ekiti division and the boy has been arrested and he had confessed to the crime.

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