Residents of Ogidi community in the Akobo area of Ibadan have raised an alarm over recent indiscriminate killings of innocent women in a manner similar to the operations of a notorious deadly gang, ‘Badoo Boys’ who unleashed terror on residents of Ikorodu, Lagos about a year ago.
Though, residents of the area said there had been killings in the area before, the gruesome manner in which the latest killing was carried out made them to raise alarm to Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State to help them despatch security men to the area to put an end to the murders.
Speaking on behalf of the community, the Chairman of the Landlords’ Association, Alhaji Asimiyu Adebayo, and the Vice Chairman, Mr Ezekiel Oyedokun, jointly alerted security agencies to beam their searchlight to the area so as to arrest the suspects.
According to them, the killing of a woman identified as Toyin Olaojo some days ago in broad daylight in her residence by a man who allegedly used a stool to hit her on the head and later used a handkerchief to clean her blood has been giving residents in the area sleepless nights.
In a petition addressed to Governor Seyi Makinde by the executive members of the landlords’ association, residents of Ogidi Estate off Olorunda-Aba, Yawiri Akobo, Oju Irin, Ibadan, said, a suspect, Gbolahan, who was arrested in connection with the incident, was identified by an Okada rider who did not know the evil intention of his passenger.