A yet-to-be-identified commercial motorcyclist has allegedly raped a middle-aged woman, Mrs Bukola Olarewaju to death in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital.
The suspect was said to have broken into the woman’s room located at Olorunda area of the state capital, wielding a cutlass, as he forced himself on the woman.
The suspect, who was identified as the woman’s tenant, raped and strangled the mother of three, and fled immediately.
Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a resident of the area revealed that the woman was said to have been raped around 11am when her husband had gone to work and children were away at a coaching centre.
The resident said that the landlady’s corpse was seen in the room while her two hands were tied by the assailant before she was forcefully raped.
“Her two hands were bound while her pant was down which confirmed that she was raped”.
The police public Relations Officer Caleb Ikechukwu confirmed the incident, saying the suspect after raping the woman strangulate her to death.
He revealed that medical examination on the deceased was done at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH) which confirmed that she was raped before the strangulation.
“Medical examination confirmed the above but we have not been able to ascertain who actually committed the crime and what actually led to that.
“Apart from this, we saw condom and semen within the scene where the crime was committed, which also substantiated the fact she was actually raped.
“We were told that a man, who was a neighbour actually did it and fled. We are yet to arrest the man but proper security arrangements have been made that would ensure the speedy arrest of the suspect”.
Ikechukwu said the deceased’s husband had deposited the corpse at EKSUTH morgue while investigation is ongoing on the matter.