A middle-aged single mother, simply identified as Adenike in Gbodo area, of Ife East Local Government Area of Osun State was found gruesomely murdered by unknown assailants in her home early this week.
OSUN DEFENDERinvestigation revealed that the woman of easy virtue might be murdered by one of her customers who had taken to his heels after committing the dastardly act.
While speaking with residents of Gbodo area about the ugly incident, OSUN DEFENDER gathered that Adenike, a mother of three children and an only daughter of her parents had for several years converted her father’s residence into a brothel.
It was also gathered that the deceased had her three children for different fathers and that recently the first husband to the deceased came to claim his 21 year old son, which she had for him, only to be told that the boy belonged to another man.
Living in the same house with the deceased as at the time of her murder were other single mothers and free girls, who were gathered to be selling their bodies for financial gains, but immediately after the ugly incident, all in the house took to her heels for fear of police arrest.
Adenike, who was allegedly hit on the head with an object suspected to be a big stone while sleeping on Monday night by unknown assailants, according to OSUN DEFENDER investigation earlier went to bed with in unknown customer on Monday night without any premonition of her death.
It was also gathered that none of her other colleagues in the illicit trade could ascertain the identity of her suspected killer, as at the time of her murder.
Investigation also revealed that the big stone which the deceased always used to roll at the back of her room door was used to smashed her head, before the unknown assailant took to his heels having accomplished his mission.
A relation of the deceased, who prefer anonymity said the death of Adenike will rid the compound of sex-hawkers and undesirable elements who had made life unbearable for other residents of the area.
Meanwhile, the remain of the prostitute had since been deposited at Obafemi Awolowo Teaching hospital by men of Nigeria police from “Division C” Agbanaun Ile-Ife.
A police source confirmed the incident and claimed that the men of Nigeria policemen were on the heels of the unknown assailant of the deceased and that Adenike’s corpse was yet to be released to her relations.
By SOLA JACOBS