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Bricklayer rapes, kills widow in Benin

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A 23-year-old bricklayer, Kingsley Adebayo, from Ibillo in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State, has allegedly killed a 46-year-old widow, and mother of four, Rosemary Ifeoma, popularly called Mama Samuel, from Orogun in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.

  He was said to have hit the lady with a plank and had carnal k  nowledge of her thereafter.

  The incident happened in Darlington Ogbeifun Street, off Ogbekan village road in the Ugbor area of Oredo LGA of Edo State.

  Adebayo was alleged to have hit the head of her 13-year-old boy and then pounced on the woman thinking the son was dead.

  According to an eyewitness, the deceased’s 13-year-old son after regaining consciousness from his confrontation with the suspect in the night informed neighbours of what had happened.

  A resident in the area, who simply gave his name as Peter, said:    “She was having difficulties paying her rent and then approached a woman in the area whose brother was building a storey building that has been roofed, to allow her to stay there pending when she can raise money from her business to get a new accommodation.

  “She had a lover, who is a bricklayer, that was coming to see her and people around here know them.

  “It was her son regained consciousness from his confrontation with the suspect in the night, ran to inform neighbours of what has happened.

  “He was rushed to the hospital for treatment and later narrated the story of how the suspected attacked them.”

Confirming the incident yesterday, Edo State Police Public Relations Officer, Kontongs Bello, said the suspect would be charged to court, once investigation is concluded.

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