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Death Of Middle Aged Man Causes Sadness In Idanre Town

Channels Television  
Updated January 14, 2014

The hilly town of Idanre in Ondo State, South West Nigeria was thrown into sadness when the news of the gruesome murder of a middle aged man, Oriola Akinduko filtered into town.

Our correspondent who visited the town learnt that  Oriola, a carpenter was allegedly murdered by another man, Olusola Akinnifesi while the victim was having carnal knowledge of  one Aina Afolabi, a married woman who was a concubine to both of them.

The first port of call by Channels Television’s crew in Idanre was the residence of the husband of Mrs Aina Afolabi, an octogenarian, Mr Felix Afolabi located along Ojota road where some sympathisers were gathering to mourn with the family.

The elderly man has been bedridden with an undisclosed ailment that has rendered him almost totally inactive.

At the residence of late Oriola, where sympathisers were equally gathered, his widow, Aina Akinduko in tears narrated in Yoruba that she was at home on the fateful day when a friend called her that her husband has been slain to death.

She said she saw her husband in a pool of his blood with deep cuts on his head.

Our crew went further to the very house where the incident happened, located far in the bush, in a new area named Temidire in the outskirts of Idanre.

This uncompleted building belongs to Aina Afolabi. The blood stains on the floor here are those of Aina and late Oriola.

Aina, we learnt was lucky to survive the attack and is receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital in Ile Ife; but unfortunately, Oriola died on his way to the hospital, and his corpse deposited at the mortuary of the General Hospital in Idanre.

A resident of Idanre, Tunde Akinwa told Channels Television that officers at the Idanre Division of Nigeria Police engaged in a search and was able to arrest the suspect who escaped after committing the offence. He is now being detained at the Station.

When contacted on phone, the Public Relations Officer of Ondo State Police Command, Mr Wole Ogodo said he was not in the state, but confirmed the incident, saying further investigation is on-going on the case.