The mother of the 20-year-old model who was raped and murdered in Akure, Ondo State, says her daughter was on her period, and she wants justice.
Yemisi Ajayi, the 60-year-old mother of 20-year-old model, Seun Ajila Fionna who accused her daughter’s boyfriend who is in police custody as principal suspect of having a hand in her death, stated that the death of Seun should not be swept under the carpet.
From the investigation into the incident, it was gathered that the killer reportedly either came into the flat through the back door that was unlocked, when the victim’s mother left the house that Thursday evening or he knocked the door and was ushered into the apartment by Seun. It was also learnt that the deceased struggled with her killer, before she was stabbed severally with the knife the killer allegedly picked from the kitchen in the house last week.
While family sources confirmed that the victim was stabbed on her neck, abdomen and close to her private part ostensibly while struggling with her killer at the mother’s home located around Sunday Bus Stop, Odo ljoka area of Akure, Vanguard reported that the killer, who probably came purposely to rape her, could not be dissuaded by the blood stained menstrual pad she had in her private part but nonetheless had his way.
Families of the victim and the suspect have been friends for over seven years, and attended same church until the suspect’s father established his own church. The noodles the model had reportedly prepared to eat and a glass of water were said to have been found at the scene of the incident at their apartment, while a knife with which the victim was stabbed, a blood stained underwear and a menstrual pad were discovered under the mattress inside the room where her lifeless body was found by her mother.
The deceased who was a virgin and on her period, had declined sexual advances from the principal suspect since they started dating in January and it reportedly caused friction between them in June until the mother of the 20-year-old model intervened and told the boyfriend to allow her daughter be until they get married for sex to happen.
It was further learnt that the deceased wanted to end the relationship, after she suspected that her boyfriend may have joined a gang of online fraudsters. Though her boyfriend denied this, he however confessed that some of his friends were fraudsters. While the mother of the deceased warned the principal suspect not to trouble her daughter anymore on his sexual demand, he insisted on his demand until they parted for a while but later reunited after he reportedly promised to wait until they get married for sex.
According to the distraught mom, the suspect called her twice on the day Seun was murdered asking from her where she (the mother) was. Though the suspect has denied killing his girlfriend because they had no issues that would have led him to committing such dastardly act of murder, the post mortem examination on the corpse of the deceased would be carried out this week to determine the cause of death.