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Police arrested a 16-year-old girl for pushing a woman to death in Ondo

Ondo Police Command has arrested a 16-year-old girl for allegedly pushing a 52-year-old woman, Medinat Aliu, to death.

The event took place in Isola, Akure region of Ondo State when the deceased and the suspect got into a fight about a dispute involving a well in the area.

According to a witness to the event, the argument degenerated into a struggle, during which the young girl shoved Aliu, causing her to fall to her death.

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A source, who witnessed the incident, said the argument degenerated into a scuffle, adding that in the process, the teenage girl pushed Aliu, after which she fell to her death.

“The issue began when the suspect was fetching water from the well in the area after she had earlier taken her bath. The deceased observed that the suspect did not cover her hair and she told her to cover the hair.

“That was what led to the altercation. As the deceased tried to move the suspect away from the well, the suspect pushed Aliu and she fell and died later,” the source added.

Funmilayo Odunlami, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Ondo, confirmed Aliu’s passing and said that the suspect had been arrested and that the Force had launched an investigation to determine what had caused her death.

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“The case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigative Department (SCID) for further investigation,” the PPRO stated.

Nonetheless, the deceased had been buried according Islamic rites.

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