Two young girls have reportedly been killed in the farm by suspected ritualists at Iju in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State.
The community has subsequently been thrown into mourning, following death of the two girls, identified as Oyinkansola Owoeye and Folasade Bello.Police sources told Vanguard in Akure that both girls, aged 12, reportedly went to the farm to fetch firewood but never returned.A search party was organised by their parents and relatives after waiting endlessly for their return. Their lifeless bodies, inflicted with machetes cuts, were later found by the road side on the way to the farm. Sources added that beside the machetes cuts all over their bodies, it was also discovered that their blood had been allegedly drained by their assailants suspected to be ritualists.
Contacted, Police image maker, Wole Ogodo, confirmed their death, but however said they were killed by unknown assailants in the town.He said: “We received information that the two girls, Oyinkansola and Folasade, went to the bush to fetch fire wood where they met their untimely death last Saturday.
“ Our detectives have visited the scene of the crime, while photographs of the corpses were taken as the corpses had been removed and deposited at the mortuary of the State Specialists Hospital for autopsy “.
The police image maker said no arrest had been made by the police as regards the death of the girls
“ We, hereby, appeal to the people of the state to field the command with any useful information that could lead to the arrest of the criminals. Such information will be treated with utmost confidentiality,” Ogodo said .