The police in Oyo State are trying to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death of a 29-year-old pregnant woman, Azeezat Dhikirulahi, found dead in her room in the Ijefun community of the state.
She was said to be seven months pregnant.
Reports said Azeezat, who got married three years ago, and was expecting a child recently, returned to Oyo from Kano State where she had gone to spend some time with her husband residing there.
Her mother-in-law, Mrs Idiat Hamzat, who discovered her body, said she came to the house of the deceased to check on her.
She however said she was shocked to see Azeezat in the pool of her own blood with a very big stone beside her. She said she immediately raised the alarm and the police were alerted.
Spokesperson for the Oyo State Police Command, Fadeyi Olugbenga, said investigation had since begun.
Olugbenga said the body of the deceased had been deposited in the morgue and that the stone had been picked up as an evidence.