Two suspects, Mr. Ifedayo Alatise and Mr. John Okoro, who allegedly beat a 50-year-old woman to death last Saturday in Idanre, Ondo State, have been arrested by the police.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Aremu Adeniran, who confirmed the arrest, also explained that the suspects had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation.
He said one Jollin Akinbowa reported at the Idanre Police Station around 9:30am on Sunday that his mother, Dupe Akinbowa, was beaten into a coma by some people around 11:30pm on Saturday.
“The incident happened at Sabo area, Alade-Idanre when some boys beat up my 50-year-old mother during which she became unconscious and was rushed to the state hospital, Alade-Idanre for medical attention,” Jollin said.
He said the deceased later died while on admission at the hospital.
“Some policemen had visited the scene of the crime and reported that the deceased sustained head injury and bruises on her hands and chest,” the PPRO said.
He added that photographs were taken and that the corpse had been deposited at the hospital’s mortuary for autopsy.