Wednesday 3 March 2021

Herdsmen Kill Woman Returning From Stream In Ogun State


Suspected herdsmen have hacked a young woman, Elizabeth Pascal, to death.

Pascal was was said to have been gruesomely murdered on Monday evening at CAC Olorunda, Moriwi community of Imeko-Afon Local Government Area.

Our correspondent gathered that Pascal had gone to the stream to fetch water for domestic use when she was murdered.

She was said to have been attacked on her way back from the stream.

The young woman had encountered her assailants, who, it was learnt, did not hesitate before hacking her to death in cold blood.

The Eselu of Iselu, Oba Akintunde Akinyemi, confirmed the incident.

Oba Akinyemi told our correspondent that Pascal was killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen, who had continued to terrorise the Yewa axis of Ogun State.

He said, “Yes, it is true. The lady was killed today (Monday) by Fulani herdsmen around Imeko-Afon. She went to the stream and on her way coming, she met the Fulani herdsmen and they killed her. It happened around 3 o’clock, according to the report.”

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident.

Oyeyemi said the woman was an indigene of Benin Republic who was killed on her way to the stream in Imeko-Afon, Ogun State.

The PPRO said her husband had come to claim the corpse and had taken it to Benin Republic.

Meanwhile, the governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement in the last general election in Ogun State, Adekunle Akinlade, and some Yewa groups have faulted the state government which said no indigene of the state was at the refugee camp in Benin Republic.

Akinlade and two groups, Yewa North Patroitic Forum, and Yewa Progressives Forum in separate press statements on Tuesday, said the government goofed.

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