Gunmen, on Sunday, attacked and slaughtered a business woman, Sikirat Titilope, in Agbeku community, Ifelodun local government area of Kwara State.
The gunmen were said to have also carted away Sikirat’s motorcycle.
The deceased was reportedly attacked and murdered at midnight in her house at Agbeku, shortly after returning from Ilorin, the state capital on a business trip.
The traditional ruler of the town, Oba Abdulazeez Agboola, who confirmed the incident, disclosed that some suspects had been arrested in connection with the incident.
The monarch lamented that the incident was the first of its kind to be recorded in the history of the community.
He said, “all members of the community in collaboration with the Police have resolved to fish out the masterminds of the dastardly act and bring them to justice.”
He added that the community had been thrown into panic since the incident occurred.
When contacted, the spokesman of the Kwara State Police Command, Okasanmi Ajayi, also confirmed the development.
He said, “On 03/09/2023, at about 08.30am, one Alabi Sakirat (f) of Ile Idi-Ajagun, Agbeku via Igbaja town, reported at Igbaja police station on the same date that she went to her mother’s house, one Alabi Sikirat Titilope (53), and met her in her pool of blood, already slaughtered by the neck by unknown or known persons.
“Some suspects have already been arrested and helping the command in its investigation,” Ajayi added.