JUST IN: Teenager Who Stabs Aunt To Death In Ondo Mentally Ill – Police

Teenager Who Stabs Aunt To Death In Ondo Mentally Ill – Police

Teenager Who Stabs Aunt To Death In Ondo Mentally Ill –

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Ondo State has said a 17-year-old who stabbed her aunt to death in Oda Town, recently is mentally ill.

A staff member of the Ondo State Ministry of Finance, Funmilayo Adelayi, was found in her apartment at Premier in Oda on Sunday, March 17.

The remains of the deceased were already decomposing before she was found suggesting she had died several days before.

Some of the deceased neighbours were at a loss as to what happened when it was noticed that the deceased's niece, fondly called Wumi, who lived with her, was .

The niece was later arrested by the police and she confessed to have stabbed her aunt to death on March 13, 2024.

Updating journalists through a statement by the police public relations officer (PPRO), Funmilayo Odunmlami-Omisanya, said a medical report from the psychiatric hospital where she was treated confirmed the conclusion.

Odunmlami-Omisanya said, “On Sunday, March 17, 2024, the police was informed about the death of a woman in her mid- 50s in her home with her body already decomposing.

“The Police took the remains to the morgue and during clean- up, a mark of violence ( stabbing) was observed while a knife was also found at the scene of crime. Preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased lived with her niece Omowunmi Aduloju aged 17 years who suddenly disappeared and locked the door.

“The stench oozing out of the attracted the residents who notified the deceased . The sister on arrival peeped through the window and saw the body on the floor, hence police were informed. 

The corpse in a decomposing state was removed for preservation.

“The teenager was later arrested by the Police and was interrogated on what happened to her foster . The suspect said she stabbed and locked her up in the house because she was always disturbing her to use her medication.

members claimed the young girl had been under her late Aunt's tutelage since she was six years but developed mental illness in 2023 and was admitted at a psychiatric hospital in the state.

“The young girl was discharged and handed over to the late woman to continue to monitor her. The psychiatric hospital where she was treated confirmed this claim by providing the Police with her medical history. The Suspect is currently in the Police Medical facility for safe keeping to avoid injury to herself and others.”

 

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