Panic Grips Ondo Community Over Killing Of Woman At Church Entrance

A map of Ondo, a state in south-west Nigeria.


Fear has gripped residents of the Iwaro community in Akoko South West Local Government Area of Ondo State over the killing of a woman at a church entrance.

The victim, a middle-aged woman – Mrs. Veronica Dare – was murdered in front of a Deeper Life Bible Church in the community.

She was said to have been murdered while going to the church to perform her duty as a sanitation worker in the church.

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Her body was discovered on the floor, soaked in her blood, with a deep cut on her neck.

The remains of the woman have been deposited at the mortuary of the General Hospital, Iwaro by men of the Nigeria Police Force.

Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Funmilayo Odunlami confirmed the incident on Monday in a telephone conversation with Channels Television.

She expressed sadness on the wicked act, saying the police investigation has commenced to apprehend the killers of the woman.

Cleaner Accused Of Child Poisoning To Be Tried


A 53-year-old cleaner has been charged in France over allegations that she tried to poison two babies at the creche where she worked by putting tranquilizers in their bottles, prosecutors said Friday.

Staff at the creche in Neuilly-Plaisance, in the eastern Paris suburbs, raised the alarm after a 16-month-old child became dizzy and sleepy after snack-time on June 5.

The child was hospitalised for three days and traces of benzodiazepine – a sedative and muscle relaxant – were found after a blood test, hospital management told AFP.

Two weeks later a nine-month-old boy at the creche – which looks after the children of hospital staff — showed the same symptoms and was also placed under observation, prompting prosecutors to open an investigation.

The creche has been under heightened security, with parents forbidden from accessing it and bottles prepared for the babies only in the presence of two people.

The suspect, who had worked on and off for the creche for two years as a cleaner, was detained in mid-July. She was suspended from her job on Monday, the hospital said.

A source close to the case said investigators had found a prescription at her home for medication containing formulas corresponding to the drug found in tests on the first child.