The men of the Ondo State Police Command on Wednesday arrested a man identified as Moses Olaniyi in connection with the murder of a 70-year-old woman.

The deceased, Medinat Ala, was found dead in her room at Okeegbe area of Ikare Akoko in Akoko North-East Local Government Area of Ondo State on Wednesday morning.

It was gathered that some body parts of the deceased were removed, which suggested that the old woman might have been killed for ritual purposes.

According to a source, the breast, womb and the private parts of the deceased were cut off by the suspected ritualists.

The source said, “The deceased was clubbed to death with a pestle by the ritualists in the early hours of today (Wednesday) and a neighbor, who was trying to rescue her, was almost killed by the ritualists.

“The neighbor was living in the house with the late Medinat Ala; she woke up when she heard strange voices in the deceased’s room; and as she was trying to go into the room, one of the ritualists hit her with a pestle on the head. She has been rushed to the hospital. “

The Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr Femi Joseph, said the killing was perfectly done because the assailants opened the door to the deceased’s room and after the dastardly act; they closed the door and left the house.

“We have arrested one person and we have begun our investigation. We shall get to the root of the matter,” he said.

It was gathered that the remains of the deceased had been deposited in the morgue of the Ondo State Specialists Hospital, Ikare Akoko.