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Tragic Body of 23-yr-old victim of ritualists found at dump site

The body of a 23-year-old woman has been found at a dump site in Abeokuta after the body was thrown out of a moving vehicle.

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The body of Sitira, 23, an apprentice hairdresser, was thrown out of a moving SUV to a refuse dump site at the Olomoore junction, Abeokuta, with some body parts decapitated. Before her tragic death, she was said to have completed her apprenticeship and was preparing for her freedom.

All evidences indicate that she fell victim to ritualists.

Littering the dump site on Sunday 2nd August were ladies pants, brassieres, camisoles, lip sticks, powder kits, and nail-paint, which suggested Sitira might not have been the only victim.

Some metres away from the spot, where these items were seen, lay the half-clothed Sitira’s corpse, with her camisole and ‘leggings’ intact.

But close observation of her corpse revealed that substantial flesh from her right arm was cut off, with body fluid oozing out.

A middle-aged woman, Esther Adewuyi, who identified herself as a relative of Sitira, spoke with the journalists amidst sobbing.

She said the deceased, who lost her only child two years ago, had been living with her mother in the Iberekodo area of Abeokuta North Local Government.

Adewuyi said, “Sitira was an hair stylist apprentice and she was last seen in their house around 10pm on Saturday night where she and her mother discussed plans for her freedom.

“Nobody, including her younger siblings, knew when she went out.”

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed that Sitira must have been killed and dumped at the site.

He said, “We found the corpse in the area but we have taken the corpse to the mortuary.”

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