A 20-year-old freelance model, identified as Oluwaseun Moturayo Ajila, has been murdered in cold blood in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
The deceased was killed inside her family home at Sunday bus stop, in Ijoka area of Akure, on Thursday, SaharaReporters reports.
According to the report, Miss Ajila popularly known as ‘Flonna’, was stabbed in the neck by a yet-to-be-identified person(s).
It was reliably gathered at the weekend that the freelance model was “raped” before she was murdered.
A relative, who confirmed the incident to SaharaReporters, said the body of Miss Ajila was discovered by her mother upon her return. The source, who preferred not to be named, revealed that the deceased, a former student of Adeyemi College of Education (ACE) in Ondo was the only child of her mother, who is single.
The source said: “Miss Oluwaseun Ajila is a freelance model, who had dreams of joining a modelling agency until she was killed on Thursday. The incident happened when her mother was at the office. However, when she returned, she met her daughter in the pool of her blood, already dead.
“In fact, her death was shocking to many around us, because she is the only child of her single mother. The wounds on her body show she must have tried to fight off her assailant before she was stabbed to death. She was an ex-student of St. Louis Grammar School in Akure, before proceeding to Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo City, Ondo State,” the source added.
The spokesman of the Ondo State Police Command, Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident, saying the case was being investigated.
Joseph told SaharaReporters via a phone chat that the deceased’s boyfriend, who identified himself as Ebenezer, has already been arrested by the police.
His words: “It’s true that the lady was killed at their residence along Ijoka road and her mother reported the case to us. The woman told us she suspected the boyfriend of her late daughter in this murder case and according to her, they had misunderstanding.
“She said this boyfriend, identified as Ebenezer, had threatened her on the phone and made calls to know her whereabouts.
“We are going on with our own investigation, and we shall bring whosoever that might have committed this dastardly act to book,” the police spokesman added.
Meanwhile, the governor of the state, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has ordered the State Police Command to fish out the killers of the deceased model.