A middle-aged woman identified as Mrs Bukola Olarewaju has on Thursday reportedly been raped and strangled to death by a motorcyclist also identified to be one of her tenants in Olorunda area of Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.
Olanrewaju, mother of three was abused by the yet-to-be-identified suspect who allegedly broke into her room with a cutlass while her husband and children were away.
According to a source, the fleeing suspect who was a tenant to the deceased committed the dastard act around 11am and fled immediately after.
The source said the corpse of the woman was seen in the room while her two hands were tied by the assailant before she was forcefully raped.
“Her two hands were bound while her pant was down which confirmed that he was raped”.
The source also fingered the fleeing tenant as being allegedly responsible for the murder.
When contacted, the police public Relations Officer Caleb Ikechukwu confirmed the incident, saying the suspect after raping the woman strangulate her to death.
He said medical examination conducted on the deceased at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH) confirmed that she was raped before being strangled to death by her assailant.
“Medical examination confirmed the above but we have not been able to ascertain who actually committed the crime and what actually led to that.
“Apart from this, we saw condom and semen within the scene where the crime was committed, which also substantiated the fact she was actually raped.
“We were told that a man, who was a neighbour actually did it and fled. We are yet to arrest the man but proper security arrangements have been made that would ensure speedy arrest of the suspect”.
The body of the deceased has reportedly been deposited at EKSUTH morgue while the case is currently been investigated by the Police.