A 53-year-old father of seven, Olalekan Okeowo was on April 29, stabbed to dying in an uncompleted constructing at Salvation Property within the Owode group, Ajah space of Lagos State.
The deceased who engaged in menial jobs, moved into the constructing together with his spouse and kids fifteen years in the past.
His spouse who welcomed a set of twins seven months in the past, mentioned her husband completed the meal she ready and went to sleep when she heard him shouting and begging for his life.
“We moved into the uncompleted constructing about 15 years in the past and we coated one of many rooms the place we sleep within the evening however my husband doesn’t sleep in the identical room with us. He used to sleep within the different room which is extra like a sitting room the place he positioned a mattress with a mosquito web. He was exterior on Saturday night and he got here in round 11pm.
Once I stepped out of the room to examine on him, I noticed him consuming. He later went to mattress after his meal. We had been asleep once I heard his voice saying, ‘Please don’t kill me.’ That was how I shortly rushed out of the room.
My first son who bought to the room earlier than me mentioned he noticed the shadow of somebody exiting the doorway of the constructing. However once I noticed my husband, he was already in a pool of blood. I shortly reached out to 2 younger males who dwell near our constructing to help me. Additionally they referred to as somebody who helped us together with his automotive.”she advised Punch
Titilayo mentioned her late husband was rejected on the first hospital they took him to earlier than he was later taken to the Lagos Island Normal Hospital.
“Once we bought there, staff on responsibility mentioned there was no mattress house. At that time, my husband was telling us to not permit him to die. It was later that they offered a mattress and began to deal with him. It was round 3am that he died,” she mentioned
Forty-one-year-old Titilayo mentioned her husband was getting ready to safe one other condo earlier than the incident occurred. Based on her, the proprietor of the constructing had referred to as to tell them that he was able to promote the property.
“On Thursday, April 27, the agent answerable for the constructing despatched somebody to tell him concerning the proprietor’s determination. He mentioned my husband was given two weeks to depart. On the third day, the proprietor of the home referred to as my husband and advised him his intention and requested him to safe one other condo. However he advised the person that he wanted some cash earlier than vacating the place. The person requested him to ship his account quantity in order that he can ship the cash to him. He was anticipating the cash when the incident occurred. Now that my husband is lifeless, I don’t know the way I’m going to care for our seven kids.”she mentioned
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, mentioned
“He was killed in entrance of his home. An investigation is ongoing on the SCID,” he mentioned.