She was on her period – Mother of 20-year-old model raped and stabbed to death in Ondo calls for justice


The bereaved 60-year-old mother of young model raped and stabbed to death in Akure, Ondo State, has called for a thorough investigation into how her only child was murdered.

20-year-old Seun Ajila Fionna reportedly struggled with her killer before she was stabbed severally with the knife the killer allegedly picked from the kitchen in the house last week.

The grieving mother, Yemisi Ajayi, is calling for justice, saying the death of Seun should not be swept under the carpet. She also points accusing finger at her daughter’s boyfriend who is in police custody as principal suspect.

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.

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.

Vanguard was informed that the 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.

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.

The noodles she had reportedly prepared to eat and a glass of water were said to have been found on the table in the apartment.

In what looked like a perfect plan, her killer reportedly waited for her mother to leave the house before striking.

The 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 victim was said to be a virgin while a source said that she had declined sexual advances from the principal suspect since they started dating in January.

This had reportedly caused friction between them in June to the extent that the victim’s mother had to intervene and told the boyfriend to allow her daughter be until they get married for sex to happen.

The victim also reportedly expressed fear that she wanted to opt out of the relationship because she suspected that the boyfriend may have joined a gang of online fraudsters. But he denied this even before the victim’s mother but allegedly confessed that some of his friends were fraudsters.

Family sources told Vanguard that Seun’s mother impressed it on the suspect not to trouble her daughter anymore on his sexual demand.

The suspect was alleged to have 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.

Her mother was said to have alleged that the suspect called her twice on the day Seun was murdered asking from her where she (the mother) was.

Detectives were allegedly also informed that, on the day the victim was murdered, the suspect called one of his friends to inform him that Seun was dead.

On how the lady was killed, it was learnt that the “mother returned from work and met her daughter’s lifeless body on the floor of her apartment in the pool of her blood”

Police spokesperson in Ondo State, Femi Joseph, confirmed the arrest of the boyfriend of the deceased, identified as Adejimola Ebenezer, and the commencement of investigation into the rape and murder.

However, in an interview, the suspect denied killing the victim. He said that there was a break in their relationship few months back because of some issues but later reunited just of recent.

The suspect said he could not have killed her because they had no issues that would have led him to committing such dastardly act of murder.

It was gathered that post mortem examination on the corpse of the deceased would be carried out this week to determine the cause of death.