Bricklayer rapes, kills widow in Benin


Twenty-three 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 knowledge of her thereafter.

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.

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

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