The Command’s Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), ASP Sunday Abutu, who confirmed the incident, described it as “unfortunate and mysterious”.
Abutu said investigation had begun into the case and that the Criminal Investigation Department, had been directed to take over the case.
Also confirming the reports, the deceased’s son, Mr Eyitope Aranilewa, said his mother had earlier gone missing on Friday, May 29, around 6: 45a.m while washing clothes at her residence along Moshood road, Odo-Oja area of Ikere-Ekiti.
He said his mother’s friend referred to as Mrs Ojolo, first raised the alarm and organised a search party, but efforts to find her proved abortive until 4p.m when her corpse was found inside a stream with her throat slit and other vital organs removed.
Said he: “On that fateful day I got a distress call that my mother was missing.
“It was my mother’s friend, Mrs Ojolo who resides within a short distance from her shop that raised the alarm when she did not see her in the shop
“The matter was immediately reported at the Police station, but it was not long that information came that her body had been located at a place not far from the home.
“She was slaughtered like a goat and the corpse dumped in a shallow stream, flowing through the back of her home,’’ he said. (NAN)