By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
Some assailants who are yet to be identified have reportedly gang-raped and killed a middle-aged woman, Mrs. Roseline Joguntan at Igbokoda in Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State.
Joguntan, who was killed at her family farm at the weekend in Zion area of Igbokoda, was said to be a fruit seller.
Westernpost gathered that the deceased went to the farm to gather fruits for her business on the fateful day with one of her children, but met her untimely death.
It was learnt that after gathering the first basket of the fruits, she told her child to take it home. It was when the girl came back that she noticed that her mother was missing before she was later found dead in a nearby bush.
The State Police Command, while confirming the incident said it was the husband of the deceased who reported the case at the police station.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Funmilayo Odunlami, the deceased’s husband said when he could not reach his wife on phone, he went to the farm to check on her, but found her lifeless body in the pool of blood.
Residents of the town are speculating that the woman was gang-raped and killed by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen.
They claimed no sooner than the incident happened, some herdsmen were seen vacating the town en masse.
Speaking on the incident, the Public Relations Officer (PRO), Ilaje Security Council, Prince Emorioloye Owolemi, called on the state government to come to their rescue in Igbokoda, lamenting that killings are becoming rampant in the local government.