The caretaker chairman of Akinyele South local council development area, Hon. Kazeem Bolarinwa, over the weekend said the recent killing of three ladies in different areas within Akinyele are for ritual purposes,
Bolarinwa , who stated this while speaking with newsmen, said the latest victim, Grace Oshiagwu, was macheted on the head in four different places.
Narrating how the incident happened, the council boss said: “I went to a particular hospital to see a patient, I made a phone call to the Divisional Police Officer on the issue of security in my council. The DPO asked me to come to where he was that another sad event had taken place at Idi Ori, Express, behind a newly constructed filling station called Silverstone. I left the hospital immediately, when I got there, I saw crowd.
“Getting to the scene of the incident, I was told a 21 year old lady called Grace has been murdered.
“She was butchered on the head in four places, it appears to me the incident was not a rape but ritual murder.
“I say this because, the perpetrators of this dastardly act were using rape to disguise and distract people’s attention from their ritual activities.
“After the lady had died, her underwear was removed half way. I decided to go round at least some houses in the area, the area was not close to a bush and I challenged the residents why they couldn’t raise alarm when they noticed that a stranger had come to their area. He came, perpetrated his heinous crime and left without being noticed.”
Bolarinwa also said that he wept profusely over the incident and charged security agencies to fish out the criminals.
“As I speak with you, I am sad, the lady was dead before my arrival, it’s painful. We urged the police to do necessary investigation to uncover the plot behind the recent killings in Akinyele local government.
“I wept uncontrollably, a 21 year old girl was killed just like that,” he said. .
The council boss commiserated with the family of the 21-year-old student of Okeogun Polytechnic, Saki and vowed that he will ensure that the culprits were arrested and prosecuted.
The killing of Grace Oshiagwu is the third of its kind within two weeks in the council area.