The Edo State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of three herdsmen suspected to have raped and subsequently killed a middle-aged woman.
The victim was said to have been attacked alongside her 18 years old son while returning from farm at Odighi village in Ovia North East Local Government.
The identity of the victim was yet to be ascertained at press time.
The son was said to have escaped when his mother was attacked.
It was the policemen attached to Ekiadolor Divisional police headquarters that recovered the body of the victim after complaints were lodged by the villagers.
Public Relations officer (PPRO), Edo state police command, DSP, Noble Uwoh who confirmed the incident said three suspects have been arrested.
He gave the names of the three suspects as Mohammed, Isah and Yusuf.
“The woman along with 18-year son were accosted while returning from farm. His son managed to escape while the woman was raped to death by the suspects’’, he said.