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Prostitute rescued from suspected ritualist in Ondo



By Enekorogha Godbless

Some tenants residing at Ijapa Estate in Akure, Ondo state rescued a prostitute Mrs. Funmilola Osundare from ritual killer during the weekend.

Congress gathered that the victim Mrs. Funmilola Osundare sustained serious injuries from the ritualist before she was rescued. She had machete cuts on her face, shoulders and hands.

Neighbours in the area lamented that the suspect had only parked into the residence about three days earlier.

One of the Neighbors posited that the noise from the victim made them to carry out serious investigation in the residence and when they asked the Suspect he asserted that he had a little misunderstanding with is girlfriend after intially said he was trying to murder a snake.

The witness narrated: “I woke up around 12am and was hearing strange noise in the compound.

“I thought the noise was from the hotel at the back of the house.

“I later called the young man living in the apartment where the noise was coming from and he said he was killing a snake.

“The noise started again around 1 am, so I called my other neighbours and went to the room of the young man.

“We called him and he said he had a little argument with his girlfriend.

“I wanted to force my way into the room but he blocked the way.

“We noticed bloodstains on his cloth, and when he suspected that we were about to know what was happening, he fled.

“One of my neighbours then called the landlord.”

The prostitute was taking to the police clinic for treatment but was later refered to university of medical sciences Teaching Hospital, Akure, Ondo state.

The landlord of the building who is as well a football-coach refused to unveil is name to the public. The landlord however disclosed that, he doesn’t know the the suspect, saying that the suspect must have moved into the house without his knowledge or approval.

He said: “I was called by one of my tenants that someone was killed in my house.

“I went to the police station immediately before going to the house because I don’t live in the compound.

“On getting to the house with the police, we met the door locked.

“On opening it, we met the girl on the floor in a pool of her blood.

“My neighbour called the Amotekun corps and we rushed her to the hospital.”

He noted: “Some days ago, while I was on training pitch with my boys, I saw this young man and I don’t really know his name.

“I was told he normally came over as spectator. He told me he wanted a room in my house and I told him to come with a guarantor.

“Two days after, I was told he had moved in without my knowledge. I asked him to move out immediately or get someone to represent him.

“I was surprised to see this. I don’t know his name and have never met him before he came to me.”

Pelumi Obaje: “My mother told me she works in a hotel but I don’t know what she does. The victim’s son lamented.

“I received a call that my mother was in the hospital and I came to meet her there.

The State police command, SP Fumilayo Odunlami confirmed the incident and said that the victim was responding to treatment.