A 42-year-old woman, Olusayo Fagbemi, was on Wednesday macheted to death in Sasa, Ojoo area in Akinyele Local Government Area, Ibadan, Oyo State around 5am.
Akinyele Local Government Area has in the recent time been witnessing series of murder.
Fagbemi’s death would be the fifth case of murder recorded in the Akinyele Local Government Area in the last one month.
The death of Fagbemi, according to residents of the area, was suspected to be the hand work of ritualists.
It was gathered that the woman was killed with cutlass by unknown persons while she was washing cloth.
A resident of the area, who pleaded anonymity, noted that the community suspected ritualists to be behind the incessant killings in the local government area.
The resident called on security agencies and the state government to halt the incessant killings in the local government area.
Another resident, who identified himself as Kolawole, decried the frequent killings in the council area and urged the state and federal governments to intervene urgently.
The spokesman of the Oyo State Police Command, Olugbenga Fadeyi, confirmed the incident.
“The woman was hit with something on the head and Ojo Police Division is on the matter,” Fadeyi said.
The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the series of murder recorded in the Local Government in the last one month included rape and murder of an 18-year-old, Barakat Bello, on May 31, and that of a 29-year-old, Azeezat Shomuyiwa, on June 5.
Also a 21-year-old female student of Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Grace Oshiagwu, was murdered on June 13 and a five year-old boy, Mujeeb Tirimisiyu, macheted to death on Monday.