By Peter Dada
The Ondo State Police Command on Saturday said it had arrested a man, identified as Sunday, in connection with the death of an 80-year-old woman in the state.
The octogenarian, whose identity had not been revealed at the time of filing this report, was found dead inside the bush on her farm located in Costain area of Ore in Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
The deceased was said to have been declared missing a few days earlier before her lifeless body was found on the farm.
It was gathered that the residents of the community suspected that the old woman must have been raped to death based on the position of her corpse when it was found on the farm.
A source said the youths in the community later arrested the suspect, who is a palm wine tapper, having found the deceased’s telephone inside his pocket. They later handed him over to the police.
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, confirmed the incident and said the suspect was already in the police net.
” Yes, I can confirm that the suspect is in our custody, he will soon be charged to court after the completion of the investigation, ” the PPRO stated.