By Abimbola Ogunnaike
The unthinkable happened in Costain Area in Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State over the weekend as an 80-year-old grandmother allegedly raped to death inside her farm.
It was gathered that she had been raped before her assailants murdered her.
One sources said that the victim was raped to death, particularly in the position in which her corpse was discovered.
One of the sources explained that there had been cases of rape in the community in recent times, a situation she said had prevented most of the women in the community from going to the farm alone.
According to the sources, a suspect, Sunday, who is a popular palm wine tapper within the community, had been arrested by some youths after the mobile phone of the deceased elderly woman was found on him.
The suspect was said to have revealed during interrogation that the victim was allegedly attacked and killed by suspected herders.
However, the suspect has been handed over to the police at Costain for investigation.
Before her body was discovered, the deceased had been declared missing since last Wednesday, when she failed to return home after leaving her farm.
As at the time of filing this report, the state police command is yet to comment on the sad incident.