Another tragedy has stricken again as a pregnant woman, Mrs Queen Igbineovba, was raped to death in her uptown residence in Uselu, in Benin, Edo State Capital.
The reports gathered stated that the pregnant woman who lives apart her husband was said to have been raped recently by unknown assailants who broke through the ceiling of her apartment in the middle of the night.
The assailants, it was learnt, disappeared through the ceiling where they came through after executing their devilish mission.
Igbineovba was found naked in the morning with semen and blood all over her body.
Her neighbour who would not want his name mentioned explained that his co-neighbours had called the husband when they noticed that her door was bolted in the morning.
He added that upon the husband’s arrival, he broke the door after knocking severally without response.
“That morning when we didn’t see Queen, I went to check if she was fine because she lives alone. Her door was locked. We called the husband who came, broke the door and saw her dead body naked with blood and foam coming out of her mouth. There was semen all over her body.”
The development sparked outrage in the city as protesters stormed the streets to protest Igbineovba’s death,” he said.
The Edo State deputy commissioner of police, Mr Ajala Ayoola, who received protesters at the police headquarters assured that the police will do everything to unravel the circumstances surrounding the rape and gruesome murder.
A police source who pleaded anonymity confirmed that the case was reported at the Ohkoro Police Divisional Headquarters, noting that doctors will carry out an autopsy and the results will be made public.
It would be recalled that a 100-level Microbiology student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Miss Vera Uwaila Omozuwa was gang-raped and beaten to death with a fire extinguisher in the Benin-Agbor Road in Benin City on May 27, 2020 and another one Baraka Bello was also raped and murdered in Akinyele area of Ibadan, the Oyo state capital recently.