A 23-year-old bricklayer has been accused of allegedly raping the corpse of his 46-year-old lover.
This was after Adebayo Kingsley, from Ibillo in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State, is said to have killed Rosemary Ifeoma, a widow and mother-of-four, by hitting her with a plank.
Rosemary, popularly called Mama Samuel, from Orogun in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State, reportedly died from the force of the strike she suffered.
He was earlier accused of hitting the head of his lover’s 13-year-old son, after which he pounced on the woman, thinking the son was dead.
A resident in the area, who simply gave his name as Peter, told Vanguard: “This woman we popularly called Mama Samuel was a widow with four children and the last one, who is 13 years, stays with her.
“She had a lover, who is a bricklayer, that was coming to see her and people around here know them.
“It was early in the morning on July 16 that her 13 years old son, after regaining consciousness from his confrontation with the suspect in the night, ran to inform neighours of what has happened.
“He led others to the place where the suspect was working and immediately he sighted the boy, he took to his heels until he was pursued and arrested by the police.”
When our reporter confronted the suspect, he confessed to the crime, saying he did not hit the victims with a log, the publication reports.
Adebayo claimed his lover died in the course of an argument.