The death of a mother of three children, who was murdered on Monday and her body mutilated is being investigated by the police in Lagos State

The victim, identified as Martha Ifewulu, was on Monday afternoon, murdered by an unidentified assailant at her residence, 45 Salau Aliu Street, Oke Afa, Isolo area of the state.

It was gathered that the deceased had earlier in the day taken her three children to school, she returned home and was said to be resting, when the assailant crept in and killed her.

The Nigerian Tribune gathered that there were signs of violence between the woman and her killers as there were blood stains on the staircase of the three storey building

The children had reportedly returned home from school and were ascending the staircase , when the eldest among them, Ada raised the alarm , which attracted the neighbours.

Residents of the area were discussing that the woman was planning to go to the Trade Fair Complex to stock her shop for the Christmas and New Year celebration when she met her untimely death

“When I saw people, mostly women, gathered outside, shouting blood, and also crying, that was how I came downstairs and went straight into the compound only for me to see blood on the ground,” a resident of the area said

He continued: “Immediately I and some other youths who were at home at that particular time saw what is happening, we took the children away from the house and kept them with some residents in the area, until their father was called on the phone and briefed about the development.’’ Efforts to get the reaction of the image maker in charge of the state police command , Kenneth Nwosu to react to the incident failed as calls to his mobile phone lines were not answered.

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