The Police in Ekiti State have confirmed the murder of one Mrs. Tayo Ajayi, a staff of Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area of Ekiti State by suspected gunmen. The deceased was until her death, a staff of the Primary Health Centre Department of the Local Government.
The Command Public Relation Officer, Sunday Abutu said the deceased was slain on Friday inside her residence located within Ujumu compound, Odo Igede quarters, Igede Ekit
“There has not been any arrest so far, investigation is still ongoing. But soon, the command should be able to come up with a preliminary report. Though, it was evident that it was a case of murder, but we have not been able to ascertain whether it was assassination or robbery. Our investigation will be through to be able to establish the real cause of the death”
The mystery behind the killing had terrified the residents of the town and particularly, the Onigede-in- council.
The deceased’s first son, Toyin Ajayi said her mother was killed inside her room, which suggested that she must have been trailed to her home and attacked in the midnight.
“I received a call as regard the death of her mother and on getting there; he met her mother in a pool of blood in her room with bruises on her head and blood all over her body indicating that she was macheted to death.”
Also, a high Chief in the town, Emmanuel Adetona, who was said to have hurriedly summoned a quarter meeting to strategize on how to fish out the killers appealed to the police to commence investigation into the matter in earnest.
“How can someone be murdered like this without anyone noticing, including the neighbours? The community’s youths and the security chiefs must take up the task and fish out the killers.”
The corpse had been deposited at the morgue of General Hospital, Igede Ekiti while post mortem is being awaited.