POLICE in Ogun State have begun investigations into the mystery surrounding the death of a 21-year-old lady, who just graduated from the Lagos State Polytechnic.
Two people, said to be neighbours of the deceased have reportedly been arrested in connection with the incident by men of the state police command.
Nigerian Tribune gathered that the deceased, simply identified as Nafisat, was last Wednesday, raped and strangled to death at her residence in Ogijo, in Ikorodu area of Ogun State.
There are also strong indications that the trauma of death of the fresh graduate might have resulted in mental torture for her mother, who is said to be receiving treatment at an unnamed hospital
Nafisat was said to have been alone in the family apartment and still basking in the euphoria of her academic success, on the April 27, when the rapists reportedly pounced on her.
A resident of the area, who pleaded anonymity, while speaking with the Nigerian Tribune, stated that the late Nafisat’s mother, a teacher, had reportedly gone to school when the incident occured.
It was also gathered that it was the mother of the deceased, who returned from the school to find her daughter Unclad and in a pool of blood, before she alerted her neighbours.
There was, however, no trace of the perpetrators of the dastardly act as at Sunday afternoon, as residents of the area were still baffled by the circumstances surrounding the death.
Nigerian Tribune also learnt that the police could not perform a postmortem on the remains of the deceased as her body had been buried according to islamic rites.