A mother of three, Mrs Ayesi Balogun, was allegedly raped and killed on Saturday by some suspected Fulani herdsmen at Asa village, in the Oja Odan area,Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State.
The victim was said to have been killed after being raped on her farm.
This damning revelation was contained in a statement made available to our correspondent in Abeokuta on Monday by Ketu Advancement Front.
It was signed by its Coordinator and Secretary, Kunle Abiose and Joseph Bankole respectively.
The statement, which had been sent to relevant security agencies in the state, read in part, “For the umpteenth time, we members of Ketu Advancement Front want to register our strong protest with the Government of Senator Ibikunle Amosun over its callous abdication of its constitutional responsibility of ensuring the security of lives of Ketu People from wanton killing by marauding herdsmen.
“We are sad to announce that Mrs Ayesi Balogun, a poor mother of three, was raped and hacked to death on her farm in Asa, Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State over the weekend by Fulani herdsmen.
“On sighting her entering the farm, the killer-herdsmen, who had taken over her farm, pounced on her, probably gang raped her before hacking her to death.”
According to the statement, Balogun’s case brought to 25, the number of innocent and poor people, who had been sent to their early graves in agonising and dehumanising circumstances.
It added, “The latest in the series of the ceaseless murder cases had been reported at the Oja-Odan Police Station for anybody to confirm.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, confirmed that the corpse of Balogun was found in the bush, adding that it had not been established that she was killed by Fulani herdsmen.
He argued that it might be a reprisal killing by the Fulani herdsmen.
“A few days ago, the corpse of a Fulani man was found in the bush in the same axis,” he said.
Mother of three raped to death by Fulani in Ogun