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