Some suspect ritualists have killed a 78-year-old widow, drained her blood and harvested her vital organs.
Sabianah Aranilewa, the victim, was said to have been abducted from her home while she was washing in front of the house on Moshood road, Odo-Oja area of Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti State.
Her friend, identified as Ojolo, first noticed she was missing after she did not open her shop on Friday. A search party was organised for her after which she was found floating in a stream close to her house.
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Her blood was drained and her viral organs cut off.
Eyitope Aranilewa, the deceased’s son, told The Nation that his mother got missing on Friday, May 29, 2020 around 6:45am.
“On that fateful day I got a distress call that my mother was missing. It was my mother’s friend, one Mrs Ojolo who lives within a short distance from her shop that raised the alarm when she did not see her in the shop.
“The matter was instantly reported to the Police. It was while at the police station that information came that the corpse of Mrs Arannilewa was found at a place not far from the home.
“She was slaughtered like a goat and the corpse dumped in a shallow stream flowing through the back of her home”, he said.
Sunday Abutu, the spokesman of the police in the state, said the matter has been transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department and the corpse of the deceased deposited in a morgue.