by Chi Ibe
Villagers of Isanlu-Isin in Kwara experienced two tragedies on Friday January 25 after two elderly women died dreadfully. Reports believe a mentally ill man clubbed his mother to death with an axe and her best friend died of shock after hearing the news.
According to sources, Taye Ibiwoye had complained to the policemen who arrested him in Oke-Onigbin that his mother, Sarah Ibiwoye was behind his travails. the deceased who was said to be in her late sixties, died instantly from the attack which shattered her skull.
He was also said to have told the policemen that while his brothers were living comfortably, he was rotting away in abject poverty because of his mother’s action.
Another elderly woman, simply identified as ‘Iya Eleja’ slumped and died when she heard the news of Sarah’s death
A relation to Iya Eleja, told NAN on condition of anonymity, that the woman was hale and hearty before the unfortunate incident.
“We have just come back from Omu-Aran where we went to buy the woman’s coffin. There was nothing wrong with Iya Ejeja who was hale and hearty before the news was broken to her.
“Immediately the news of the incident was narrated to her, she slumped and died,” the source said.
The Divisional Police Officer, Oke-Onigbin Police Command, DSP. Olutekunbi Ekundayo, said that the case would be transferred to the State CID Headquarters in Ilorin for investigation.
“There is not much we can do here as far as this case is concerned, particularly as regards the issue of the accused person’s state of health.
“Though, it was a case of a culpable homicide but as you can see now, I am preparing the file for the transfer of the case to the State CID for appropriate investigation,” he said.