A young mother has been brutally murdered by suspected rapists in the presence of her little baby.
A young mother has been reportedly killed by hoodlums suspected to be rapists who attacked her in her home and murdered her in front her 14-months-old daughter, The Nation reports.
The woman, Grace Ebyna Jubreel, a school teacher at the Methodist Primary School, Ibeshe, was allegedly attacked in her home in Ikorodu, Lagos State, at about 3am on Sunday, June 5, 2016, when the miscreants broke into her home and attempted to rape her but when she fought them, they decided to use a stone to smash her head, leaving her in her own pool of blood where her screams attracted the local vigilante who met her almost lifeless.
Jubreel was rushed to the Ikorodu General Hospital from where she was transferred to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, where she gave up the ghost 20 minutes after arrival.
According to her husband, Abimbola Jubreel who is based in Oshogbo, Osun State, it was clear the hoodlums had wanted to rape his wife but when they could not have her way, they decided to kill her.
Abimbola said he was told that the vigilantes met the baby crying, with her mother writhing in pain when they arrived, and that they also saw the stone and other weapons the criminals used to kill his wife.
Speaking on the cruel murder of his wife, Abimbola said he did not know that his family’s visit to Osogbo during the last mid-term break between May 25 and 30, would be the last time he would see his wife.
“She must have struggled with the hoodlums when they attempted to rape her because I saw everywhere scattered and found her underwear, torn on the floor.
I still wonder if my wife is dead already. I visit Ikorodu every two weeks to see my wife and daughter. I got the shocking news around 5:00 on Sunday from the neighbours that my wife was robbed and injured by some unknown robbers.
Before I arrived in Ikorodu on Sunday, I learnt the neighbours and vigilantes had taken her to the Ikorodu General Hospital.
When I got to our room, I saw a stone on the floor and I assume that must have been what they used to hit her because she was bleeding seriously on the head and through the mouth.
We were referred to LASUTH in Ikeja that Sunday but not long we got to the hospital after 20 minutes, she died.
Our one-year and two-month old daughter was with her mother when the incident occurred. Therefore, that must have made the little girl cold because she witnessed everything that transpired.
She was in shock all through Sunday. The girl is very smart; it’s just that she cannot explain anything.
I learnt they opened the net which they came in through. We have three tenants, one man and two women. Our landlord, however, makes it four but he is not always around.
He has another house he lives. But she was the only vulnerable person they attacked. Other tenants were not. It was the vigilantes that rushed to her when they heard her screams but before they got there, the culprits had fled.
I know my wife is not the kind of person that quarrels with anyone. It is from house to school and back home. My wife was an easy going person and we spend most of the time talking to each other on phone.
She was bleeding profusely and they gave her blood at the General Hospital, Ikorodu before she was taken to LASUTH. She was being attended to by the doctor before she died. The doctor tried to resuscitate her but it was futile.”
The late Grace Jubreel, who hailed from Anambra State, was a graduate of Education from Tai Solarin University of Education in Ijagun, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.