The Ondo State Police Command, on Monday, said it had begun an investigation into the alleged killing of a woman, Kudirat Abolarinwa, in Lekere, Ayeyemi Area of Ondo town, Ondo State.

The remains of the deceased, who was a plantain seller, were found in a pool of blood inside the bush after hours of being missing on Saturday.

A source in the area narrated that the position in which the 45-year-old was found indicated that she was allegedly raped and macheted to death by the assailant, whose identity had not been revealed.

He said, “The deceased followed the man to buy plantain on the farm and she was attacked by the same man on the farm.

“The man came on Friday to ask of the people selling plantain, and the deceased followed him to the farm to buy the produce. Since then, we had been looking for her, but her lifeless body was finally found on Saturday.”

The source added that there were signs of violent marks on her body as she was found naked with marks of cutlass while the assailant had run away

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, who confirmed the incident, said an investigation had commenced into it.

The PPRO said, “On Saturday, around 5pm, one Tajudeen Bolarinwa of Ago R⁹oad, Onipetesi village reported that at about 4.30pm, his wife Mrs Kudirat Bolarinwa aged 45 years, who goes from one farm to the other to buy kola nuts was murdered in the bush by an unknown person.

“At the scene of the incident, the deceased was left with only pant and the side of her face, lower arm, and head were severely matcheted. An investigation had since commenced to unravel the circumstances of her subsequent death.”