The Ondo State Police Command has arrested three persons in connection with the death of a woman, Mrs Iyanuoluwa Adamolekun, in Arigidi Akoko in Akoko North-West Local Government Area of the state.
The suspects were simply identified as Oluwaseun, Mobarak and Rilwan. Oluwaseun is the househelp and Mobarak’s mother
Adamolekun, a retired teacher, was allegedly killed in her room while sleeping by the suspects, who also took away her mobile telephone last week. Her lifeless body was reportedly discovered by her grandchild on the afternoon of that fateful day.
It was gathered that the police tracked the phone of the deceased, leading to the arrest of one of the suspects, who later assisted the police in arresting other accomplices.
A source said the two suspects (Mobarak and Rilwan) confessed that they scaled over the fence and not through the main gate so as not to make a noise.
“Having gained entry into the house that afternoon, they went straight to the deceased room, where she was lying on her bed after taking her bath. They confessed that they used a wooden box to shatter her head while the woman was screaming the second suspect strangulated her.”
The state police public relations officer, Mrs. Funmilayo Odunlami, who confirmed the development, said the suspects were arrested and are currently in detention.
“I can confirm their arrest and will send the details later,” the PPRO stated.