A middle-aged woman has been laid to rest after being raped to death in Jos, Plateau State.
The 32-year-old lady, identified as Ruth Yakadi Bako, was murdered in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State.
The body of the UNIJOS graduate was found dumped at a car wash close to a bridge in Farin-Gada area of Jos on Sunday, December 11, 2022.
However, the corpse was buried on Thursday, December 15, after a funeral service at St. John Catholic Church, Rusau, Jos North.
Residents held a protest against the horrific deed when the corpse was discovered, but they were resisted by security officials who arrived on the site before things got out of hand.
According to the eyewitness, Ruth was discovered half-naked with her underpants hanging on her legs, leading them to suspect she had been raped.
“The lady’s underwear was hanging on her legs, an indication that she was raped. Her legs were dusty; this depicted that there was a struggle or, probably, she was raped somewhere and her corpse dumped there. She was also stabbed,” the source said.
“It was discovered that she lived at Zaruma in Farin-Gada and recently got a job in Rayfield K. She was said to have closed from work on Saturday evening at 8pm,”
Another account has it that the victim had a disagreement with her boyfriend, a member of a cult who killed her and dumped the corpse.