Residents of Ikere-Ekiti, headquarters of Ikere Council Area of Ekiti State are now living in trepidation following the gruesome killing of a 78-year -old widow by suspected ritualists.
The Nation learnt that the victim, Mrs Sabianah Aranilewa was slaughtered before her blood and vital organs were reportedly drained and hervested respectively for ritual purposes by the suspect.
The deceased’s son Mr. Eyitope Aranilewa told our Correspondent that his mother got missing on Friday, 29, May 2020 around 6: 45am while washing clothes in front of her residence at the popular moshood road, Odo-Oja area of Ikere-Ekiti.
“On that fateful day I got a distress call that my mother was missing. It was my mother’s friend, one Mrs Ojolo who lives within a short distance from her shop that raised the alarm when she did not see her in the shop.
“The matter was instantly reported to the Police. It was while at the police station that information came that the corpse of Mrs Arannilewa was found at a place not far from the home.
“She was slaughtered like a goat and the corpse dumped in a shallow stream flowing through the back of her home”, he said.
When contacted, the Ekiti Police Public Relation Officer, Mr. Sunday Abutu confirmed the incident, describing it has unfortunate and mysterious.