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Suspected ritual killer caught dumping old woman’s body in Ekiti river


The dead body of an old woman was yesterday morning discovered in Ureje River in Ajilosun area of Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital. Residents and commuters plying the route along Ado-Ikere Ekiti road rushed to the scene to catch a glimpse of the body of the aged woman.

Nemesis caught up with a young man as he attempted to dump the by the riverside at about 6.00a.m. The suspect was nearly lynched by an angry mob, saved for the timely arrival of a police patrol team, which whisked him and the body away from the scene.

Residents at the scene claimed that the suspect killed the woman and attempted to bolt away before he was apprehended. The gathering of bystanders caused a traffic gridlock till the time the suspect and body were taken away.

Men of the Ekiti State Fire Service came to the river to evacuate the body at about 8:35a.m. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Caleb Ikechukwu, confirmed the incident. He explained that investigation into the incident is ongoing as the suspect is being interrogated on the circumstances surrounding the incident.


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