Unidentified gunmen have attacked and slaughtered a businesswoman identified as Alabi Sikirat Titilope in Agbeku community, Agunji district, of Ifelodun Local Government of Kwara State.
The gunmen according to credible sources, also carted away her motorcycle.
The businesswoman was reportedly attacked and murdered at midnight Sunday in her home at Agbeku, shortly after her arrival from Ilorin, the state capital on a business trip.
The traditional ruler of the town, Oba Abdulazeez Shola Agboola, who spoke on the phone to DAILY POST on Monday, confirmed the incident and disclosed that four suspects were now in the police net in connection with the tragic development.
He lamented that the incident was the first of its type to be recorded in the history of the community.
Oba Abdulazeez said, “all members of the community in collaboration with the police have resolved to fish out masterminds of the dastardly act and bring them to justice.”
According to the monarch, the community had been thrown into panic since the incident, adding that no stone would be left unturned to secure the safety of the people.
According to the report, the woman was brutally slaughtered by unknown gun-wielding men and her motorcycle was also carted away.
The entire Agbeku community, at the time of this report, has been thrown into mourning and apprehension over the attack while security agents are on their toes for possible arrests of the masterminds.
In a reaction on Monday, the spokesman of the state police command, SP Okasanmi Ajayi, also confirmed the development.
He said “on 03/09/2023, at about 08.30 am, one Alabi Sakirat (f) of Ile Idi-Ajagun, Agbeku via Igbaja town, reported at Igbaja police station on the same date that she went to her mother’s house, one Alabi Sikirat Titilope (53), and met her in her pool of blood, already slaughtered by the neck by unknown or known persons.
“Some suspects have already been arrested and helping the command in its investigation,” he added.