‘How retired magistrate was killed by house help’
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.
Sugarcane sellers by the ancient Kofar Ruwa Wall in Kano at the weekend.