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Suspected Assassins Kill Step-Mother Of Notable Politician In Osun

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Some men of the underworld on Sunday night stabbed a woman, Mrs Janet Alatede Ebo, the stepmother of a popular politician, Hon Ponle Ebo to death at Oke Aare area of Iree in Boripe local government of Osun State.

The killers, were said to have attacked the 84-year-old woman in her residence at Afunsho Compound, Oke Are, Irée around 8pm last night.

A tenant in the building who is a student of Osun State polytechnic, Iree, told newsmen that he left the old woman in the house alive around 7:30pm to recharge his phone only to come back and meet her lying dead.

Giving his account, he said “The old woman lives here with us (tenants) who are students of the Osun State polytechnic, Iree. Most of my colleagues were not around last night as I was the only one with her in the house.”

“At about 7:30pm, I told her I wanted to charge my phone somewhere as there was no electricity urging her (the old woman) not to close the door as I will be back soon. On returning I saw the doors of the house locked.”

“I was furious but had to go in through the back door to my own apartment which is upstairs to gain access to the building. On getting upstairs, I wondered why mama did not leave the door open as I requested. I got down to check Mama in her room and luckily, electricity had been restored.”

“On getting to Mama’s room, I discovered she had been stabbed and as a result, had given up the ghost.”

The development has since thrown residents of the area in mourning as they are left in confusion over who the killers of the grandma were.

Reports say the police have visited the scene of the crime.

Confirming the incident, the Osun State spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, DSP Folasade Odoro said the matter is under investigation.

She said Commissioner of Police , Mrs Abiodun Ige has visited the scene and has since directed detectives for immediate diligent investigation.

Odoro promised that no stone will be left unturned until the root cause is known.

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