Man, 52, hacks 80 year-old mother to death

Daily Trust - - FRONT PAGE - From Nu­rudeen Oye­wole, La­gos

Mrs Kemi Fadipe, widow of the late Kunle Fadipe, the La­gos-based hu­man rights ac­tivist who was stabbed to death in his house last year, yesterday gave her ac­count as a wit­ness be­fore a La­gos State High Court in Ikeja.

Ac­cord­ing to her, the killer also stabbed her mother, son and sis­ter.

She said on July 3, 2014 at 10 pm af­ter her hus­band re­turned from work, they no­ticed an in­truder in the com­pound.

“The power gen­er­a­tor was on be­cause there was no light. So I asked my 17 year-old boy, Fo­la­hanmi, to go and switch it off. Af­ter about five min­utes, I heard him shout­ing ‘daddy, daddy, there is a thief in the house”, she said.

Hav­ing stabbed him, Kemi said the ac­cused chased his son to the liv­ing room, where she was watch­ing tele­vi­sion with her hus­band.

“He (ac­cused) was shout­ing that some­body was go­ing to die that night. I was scared and hid be­hind my hus­band. He said the house was sur­rounded by other mem­bers of his gang and de­manded N500,000 but we kept beg­ging him.

“My hus­band asked me to bring the en­ve­lope in his trouser which con­tained some money but the de­fen­dant slapped my son at which point all of us got an­gry and pushed him. Im­me­di­ately, he stabbed my mother, son and sis­ter. He also stabbed my hus­band on the neck,” she said.

“The Odua Peo­ple’s Congress (OPC) peo­ple en­tered and over­pow­ered him. We took my hus­band to a hos­pi­tal some min­utes be­fore mid­night but he died some min­utes past 1am. My mother died two weeks af­ter she heard of my hus­band’s death,” Kemi said. Jus­tice Toyin Ipaye ad­journed the case till Novem­ber 18 for con­tin­u­a­tion of trial.

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