A married woman identified as Funmilola Osundare is currently battling for her life at the Federal Medical Center in Ondo State after she was butchered by her boyfriend for alleged ritual purposes.
The victim, a mother of one, was said to have visited her lover at his home in Ijapo, Akure, three days before the attack. They were reportedly having a romantic moment when he suddenly attacked her with a machete, leaving her with varied degrees of machete injuries on her face, shoulders, and hands.
Vanguard reports that her cries for help attracted the neighbors, who invited operatives of the state security outfit, Amotekun. The suspect fled the scene while the neighbours rushed Fumilola to the police clinic for treatment, where she was rejected and referred to the University of Medical Sciences, Teaching Hospital, Akure.
Confirming the incident, the Executive Secretary of the State Agency Against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence(OSAA-GBV), Bola Joel-Ogundadegbe explained that she was informed about the incident by the Police and the agency quickly notified the First Lady, Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, who immediately ordered that the victim be taken to a hospital and, consequently, settled the emergency bills.
“The victim was on oxygen in the Trauma centre Ondo and back to life, but yet to regain consciousness and strength to talk.” Joel-Ogundadegbe said
He added that no one had yet identified the boyfriend of the victim, but that his neighbours said he was a footballer. She said that Funmilola needed to be referred to the Federal Medical Centre for the services of a neurosurgeon due to the deep wound on her head.
Meanwhile, a staff of the Ondo State Agency Against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (OSAA-GBV), Princess Folashade, has shared a graphic photo of the married woman on Facebook.
See graphic photo here.