A married woman identified as Funmilola Osundare has been hospitalized at the Federal Medical centre in Ondo state after she was hacked with a machete by her boyfriend, a suspected ritualist who is currently at large.
Vanguard reports that Funmilola was said to have been invited to the house her boyfriend rented in ljapo, GRA, Akure three days before the attack.
She was reportedly having a nice time with him when he allegedly attacked her, leaving her with varying degrees of matchet cuts on her face, shoulders and hands.
Her cries for help attracted the neighbours who invited operatives of the state security outfit codenamed Amotekun.
The suspect fled while the neighbours rushed the victim to the Police Clinic for treatment where she was rejected and referred to the University of Medical Sciences, Teaching Hospital, Akure.
Confirming the incident, the Executive Secretary of the State Agency Against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence(OSAA-GBV), Bola Joel-Ogundadegbe explained that she was informed about the incident by the Police and the agency quickly notified the First Lady, Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, who immediately ordered that the victim be taken to a hospital and, consequently, settled the emergency bills.
”The victim was on oxygen in the Trauma centre Ondo and back to life, but yet to regain consciousness and strength to talk.’‘Joel-Ogundadegbe said
Ogundadegbe noted that no one was yet to identify the boyfriend of the victim, but that his neighbours said he is a footballer. She said that Funmilola needed to be referred to the Federal Medical Centre for a service of a neurosurgeon, due to the deep wound on her head.