Suspect ritualists killed a 22-year-old woman identified as Shakira at Oke-Oore, Iwo, Osun state.
A resident of Oke-Oore, who pleaded anonymity, told reporters that the victim’s corpse was found dumped at the back of her mother’s shop at Oke-Oore by the ritualists.
According to the source, Shakira had gone missing since Wednesday, March 9, leaving her family in agony.
The source said, “She has last seen Wednesday afternoon and her family members became worried when she did not return in the evening.”
“Her corpse was found behind her mother’s shop very early on Thursday. Some police operatives later came and took the body away. We later learned that they took her to the morgue in Iwo General Hospital,” the source added.
Yemisi Opalola the spokesperson of the Osun police command who confirmed the development said police had commenced investigation into the incident.
Opalola added that the command wanted an autopsy to be carried out on the corpse, but “the family insisted on burying her and we have released the corpse to the family.”