Suspected gunmen have killed a 45 -year-old mother of three, Motunrayo Olajide, inside her home in Ado Ekiti, located on 2nd Avenue, Aseye Street, Nova, Adebayo area of Ado-Ekiti.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, ASP Sunday Sunday Abutu, said the incident happened on Monday, but the command has not arrested anyone in connection with the incident.
Abutu said the woman was stabbed in the neck with a sharp object, which pierced the skin and created a deep cut that led to her bleeding to death.
Neighours confirmed the woman died in a pool of her blood.
The source said the incident was uncovered when the deceased’s 11-year-old daughter returned from school and met her mother’s lifeless body drenched in blood and raised alarm to other neighbours’.
“The people who committed the offence seized the opportunity that the woman was always at home to strike and kill her.
“It was the daughter who returned from school around 5.30pm and raised the alarm, and when we rushed there, we saw her in the pool of blood with a deep cut in her neck.
“It was the landlords of the area that quickly ran to the police station to incident the matter.”
Abutu said, “The remains of the woman have been deposited in the morgue, while investigations continue.
“We are awaiting the outcome of the autopsy that would be performed by experts and that will guide us in determining the true cause of the woman’s death.
“We appeal to residents and neighbours of the deceased who have relevant information that can help our investigation to feel free to provide such.”