A wave of tragic incidents has struck Ondo State, as an 80-year-old woman, Mrs. Aderibigbe Felicia, was brutally killed in her farm in the Costain area of Ore, Odigbo Local Government Area. The incident has left the community in a state of shock and fear. Furthermore, in a separate incident, a 14-year-old boy, Marvelous Asefon, has been remanded for allegedly murdering his neighbor, Sunday Ogele, during a scuffle over a girlfriend. These disturbing events have deeply impacted the local community and raised concerns about safety.
The Tragic Death of Mrs. Aderibigbe Felicia
Mrs. Aderibigbe Felicia, an 80-year-old woman, was reported missing by the community after she failed to return from her farm. Days later, her lifeless body was discovered in her farm, suggesting that she had been raped and killed. This incident has generated shock and concern within the community, as it is not the first case of rape reported in the area. The increasing incidents of violence against women have made it unsafe for them to go to their farms alone.
Arrest of Suspect and Investigation
Following the discovery of Mrs. Aderibigbe Felicia’s body, a suspect identified as Mima Sunday, a palm wine tapper, was apprehended by youths in the community. The suspect was found in possession of the victim’s mobile phone, raising suspicion of his involvement in the crime. During interrogation, the suspect claimed that Fulani herdsmen were responsible for the woman’s death. However, the suspect has been handed over to the police for further investigation.
Police Confirmation and Response
Funmi Odunlami, the Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the tragic incident. She revealed that the victim’s name was Aderibigbe Felicia, while the suspect arrested by the police was identified as Mimia. The police are actively investigating the case to determine the truth behind the suspect’s claims and to bring the culprits to justice.
Teenager’s Fatal Scuffle
In another unfortunate incident, a 14-year-old boy named Marvelous Asefon has been accused of killing his neighbor, Sunday Ogele. The altercation reportedly arose from a dispute over a girlfriend, leading to the young boy stabbing the victim with a pair of scissors. The State Police Command arrested the defendant in Oka Akoko, the headquarters of Akoko South-West Local Government Area.
Marvelous Asefon has been charged with murder and was remanded by the Ondo State Magistrate Court in Akure, the state capital. The case has been adjourned until June 11 for further proceedings and hearing.
The tragic incidents of an elderly woman being raped to death and a teenager killing his neighbor have shaken the community in Ondo State. These cases highlight the urgent need for improved safety measures and increased vigilance in the area. The authorities are actively investigating the crimes to ensure justice is served. The community and relevant stakeholders must come together to address the growing concerns and implement measures to prevent such tragedies from recurring.