by ‘Jola Sotubo
A woman in Ondo has lost her life after being attacked by a suspected cultist who hacked her to death with a machete.
55-year-old Eunice Ajayi is said to have died after refusing to be raped by her attacker, identified simply as Jerry.
Her actions infuriated the 25-year-old man, described as a cultist and a dropout, leading him to fatally injure the deceased, a pastor’s wife.
The suspected killer was said to have been rusticated from two institutions in the state for being a member of a secret cult.
Saturday Vanguard gathered that the deceased was hacked to death on the ill fated day when she refused to be raped by the suspect who is now on the run.
The deceased husband who rushed to the scene to save his dying wife was also macheted by the suspect and is presently hospitalised.
Eyewitness account informed Vanguard that alleged killer visited the house of the Pastor located at Peace-land Road, along the Expressway in Akure metropolis and attempted to rape the deceased.
Jerry who has been eyeing the woman reportedly came that day with the sole purpose of having his way but the Pastor’s wife resisted.
This according to report infuriated the suspect who reportedly brought out a machete which he used to hack the deceased. Several machete cuts were inflicted on the deceased by the furious killer. Her distress cries and shout for help attracted the husband who rushed to the room only to meet his wife in a pool of her own blood.
The husband was also attacked by the suspect while trying to save the wife from the killer. After attacking both the wife and the husband the suspect reportedly took to his heels while attempt by some students residing in the area to apprehend him failed.
The wife of the pastor was said to have died before help could come neighbours who rushed to the scene following the shout and cries from the couple.
Contacted the Police image maker Wole Ogodo said that the suspect is still on the run and that he would soon be tracked down and prosecuted.
Ogodo said that “ we discovered that the suspect attempted to rape the deceased because her pant was half-removed by the suspect, later our men visited the house of Jerry but he has fled.
“Investigation has commenced on the matter and we have put all necessary machinery in place to apprehend him and bring him to justice.”
Ogodo said that the remains of the deceased had been deposited at the mortuary of the State Specialists Hospital in Akure.