The police have launched a manhunt for a yet-to-be identified commercial motorcyclist popularly called okada , who on Thursday allegedly raped and killed a  middle aged woman, Mrs Bukola Olarewaju in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital.

The suspect was alleged to have broken into the woman’s room located at Olorunda area of the state capital with a cutlass and forcibly perpetrated the dastard act.

 The mother of three was raped and strangled by the suspect identified as her tenant.

It was said that the suspect who was a tenant to the deceased fled after committing the nefarious act.

A resident who asked not to be named said the woman was raped around 11am while her husband had gone to work and children were away at a summer coaching centre.

The source said the corpse of the woman was seen in the room while her two hands were tied by the unnamed assailant before she was forcibly raped 

“Her two hands were bound while her pant was down which confirmed that he was raped”.

 Contacted, the police public Relations Officer Caleb Ikechukwu confirmed the incident, saying the suspect after raping the woman strangulate her to death.

He disclosed that medical examination conducted on the deceased at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH) confirmed that she was raped before  being strangled to death by her assailant.

“Medical examination confirmed the above but we have not been able to ascertain who actually committed the crime and what actually led to that.

“Apart from this, we saw condom and semen within the scene where the crime was committed, which also substantiated the fact that she was actually raped.

“We were told that a man, who was a neighbour actually did it and fled. We are yet to arrest the man but proper security arrangements have been made that would ensure speedy arrest of the suspect”.

Ikechukwu said the deceased’s husband had deposited her body at EKSUTH morgue while investigation is ongoing on the matter.

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