By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Residents of Oke Aare, Iree, in Boripe Local Government Area of Osun State, now live in fear following the alleged murder of 84-year-old woman, Mrs. Janet Alatede Ebo, on Sunday night by some unknown men.
The deceased who was said to be the step-mother of a popular politician in the state, Hon Ponle Ebo, was killed at her residence, Afunsho Compound, Oke Are, Irée around 8 pm last night.
A student of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, who is also a tenant in the building where the octogenarian lived, he said that he left the old woman in the house alive around 7:30 pm to recharge his phone only to come back and met her lying dead.
He said: “The old woman lives here with us (tenants) who are students of the Osun State polytechnic, Iree. Most of my colleagues were not around last night as I was the only one with her in the house.
“At about 7:30 pm, I told her I wanted to charge my phone somewhere as there was no electricity urging her not to close the door as I will be back soon. On returning I saw the doors of the house locked.
“I was furious but had to go in through the back door to my own apartment which is upstairs to gain access to the building. On getting upstairs, I wondered why mama did not leave the door open as I requested. I got down to check Mama in her room and luckily, electricity had been restored.
“On getting to Mama’s room, I discovered she had been stabbed and as a result, had given up the ghost.”
Confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Folasade Odoro, said the matter was under investigation.
She disclosed that the Commissioner of Police, Mrs. Abiodun Ige, had visited the scene and directed detectives for immediate diligent investigation.
Odoro promised that no stone will be left unturned until they unravel the people behind the killing.