Ms. Elizabeth Olaniyan Gbenle
Ms. Elizabeth Olaniyan Gbenle, a retired Permanent Secretary with the Oyo State Government, has been reportedly murdered by unknown persons in her home in Ibadan, the state capital.
According to the Nigerian Tribune, the incident happened at the deceased's residence, along All Saints College Road, Idi Ishin, off NIHORT area of Ibadan between Thursday and Friday last week.
A source told the publication that the 69-year-old woman was strangulated after her assailants tied her hands and legs.
She was reportedly found with her tied hands and legs on Friday morning while she still had the dress she wore on Thursday on her.
The killers were said to have taken her two vehicles, phones and Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards.
It was gathered that the killers came to the deceased’s house a day after she reported to the police that her life was being threatened by some hoodlums who used to smoke marijuana close to her residence.
Ms Gbenle reportedly had a maid staying with her, but she left two months ago.
It was further learnt that the deceased was supposed to have hosted a meeting of the retired permanent secretaries and heads of service on Thursday, November 16, before her gruesome murder.
The deceased’s only child, a daughter, is said to be a medical doctor.
It was gathered that detectives in Oyo State Police Command had begun investigations on the murder case.