‘How re­tired mag­is­trate was killed by house help’

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Ke­hinde Akinyemi, Abeokuta

The killer of a re­tired mag­is­trate, Mrs. Fun­mi­layo Time­hin, laid siege for 24 hours be­fore killing his late boss, Daily Trust gath­ered.

Hus­band of the slain re­tired mag­is­trate, Wole Time­hin, made this dis­clo­sure at the weekend dur­ing a chat with news­men in Abeokuta.

“Un­known to us, the boy, David, hid in the gate house overnight be­fore he struck the fol­low­ing day, hav­ing mon­i­tored our move­ment. He knew that my wife would be the only per­son at home af­ter

I would have gone out,” he said.

David, the 21 year old sus­pect had ear­lier been sacked by late mag­is­trate for al­legedly steal­ing some items from the fam­ily.

The de­ceased hus­band added that the fam­ily was not ow­ing the sus­pect any salary as he claimed.

“We never owed him, rather we pam­pered and made him com­fort­able. We pro­vided a con­ducive en­vi­ron­ment for him. You can see for yourself the self­con­tained house we al­lo­cated to him with all needed fa­cil­i­ties,” he said.

He added that af­ter the sus­pect was ar­rested for steal­ing, the fam­ily pleaded for his re­lease so that he would not end up in jail.

“We even coun­selled him, but we never knew that he was a devil in hu­man skin. Were we wrong to have saved him from go­ing to prison?” he said.

He ad­vised people who en­gage the ser­vices of house helps to in­ves­ti­gate prop­erly be­fore em­ploy­ing them.

PHOTO: SANI MAIKATANGA

Sug­ar­cane sell­ers by the an­cient Ko­far Ruwa Wall in Kano at the weekend.

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