Shocking news has emerged that the Iyaloja of Ijebu Ode – Alhaja Sadia Elewuju – was assassinated at her home yesterday as it was stormed by six armed men who shot her in close range and then proceeded to hack at the body of the 82 year old chief with machetes before running away. Neighbours and family members came to her aid and rushed her to a nearby hospital where she has since passed on.
Alhaja Elewuju was an outspoken and feisty woman who stood her ground on many issues and her defiance saw her championing many causes for women – particularly the market traders.
I am heartbroken that anyone could do this to an 82 year old woman and I say “For shame!”. I sincerely hope that the true perpetrators of this crime – both the criminals and their sponsors – are caught and brought to swift justice.
Sun re, iya mi.
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