Police arrest 17 years old girl for stabbing her aunty to death in Ondo


By Folorunso Ojo, Akure

The Ondo Police Command has arrested a 17 years old girl Omowumi Aduloju for stabbing her Aunty to death in Oda Road, Akure, the Ondo state capital.

The police was informed on Sunday 17 of March 2024 about the death of a woman in her mid 50s, Mrs. Florence Funmilayo Adebayo in her home along Oda Road in Akure with her body already decomposing.

The Police took the remains to the morgue and during clean up; a mark of violence (stabbing) was observed while a knife was also found at the scene of crime.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased lived with her niece; Omowunmi Aduloju aged 17 years who suddenly disappeared and locked the door. The stench oozing out of the house attracted the residents who notified the deceased sister.

The sister on arrival peeped through the window and saw Mrs. Florence Funmilayo Adebayo’s body on the floor, hence police was informed. The corpse in a decomposing state was removed for preservation.

The teenager was later arrested by the Police and was interrogated on what happened to her foster mother.

The suspect said she stabbed and locked her up in the house because she was always disturbing her to use her medication.

Family members claimed the young girl had been under her late Aunt’s tutelage since she was six years but developed mental illness in 2023 and was admitted at a psychiatric hospital in the state.

The young girl was discharged and handed over to the late woman to continue to monitor her.

The psychiatric hospital where she was treated confirmed this claim by providing the Police with her medical history.

Suspect is currently in the Police Medical facility for safe keeping avoiding injury to herself and others.