There was pandemonium in Oloje area of Ilorin, Kwara State capital, Wednesday, when a middle-aged woman, identified as Medina, was found dead inside a well. Men of the state’s fire services had a hectic time recovering her lifeless body from the well after sympathisers and neighbours tried for hours without success. The woman was last seen Monday evening by neighbours and did not return home to sleep. It was further gathered that a search party, Tuesday, combed every possible places she could have gone to, without finding her. Sources said the party resumed the search early Wednesday, only for a boy to discover the lifeless woman inside the well when he was about to fetch water. Her lifeless body was recovered later in the afternoon, following the arrival of men of the state fire services.
No reason was established for her action, but sources close to the family told Vanguard that the deceased had for some times exhibited traits of someone suffering from “economic depression” going by some debts she was owing without hope of paying back even as the debtors were said to be after her. Another source said: “It was as a result of the traits exhibited by the deceased that she was brought to her family compound so that she can be catered for, but the worst happened.” She has been buried according to Islamic rites. Contacted, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Ajayi Okasanmi, said he had not heard about the incident, but promised to confirm. However, a source at police headquarters, who craved anonymity, confirmed the incident.