In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 21st, August, 2020

Heartbreaking!! 25-Yr-Outdated Widow Pleads With Police To Arrest Her Husband’s Killers

Heartbreaking!! 25-Year-Old Widow Pleads With Police To Arrest Her Husband's Killers


Aderonke Balogun

A widow who misplaced her husband has pleaded with the police to arrest the culprits liable for his loss of life.

Aderonke Balogun, 25, narrated how her husband, Sulaimon Ajayi, was rushed to a hospital following an assault on him. He was later discharged however was admitted once more when he developed issues. He died days later within the hospital.

Bother started when members of Ijegemo-Omilende neighborhood in Ado-Odo space of Ogun state woke as much as discover the mutilated physique of a younger man who was murdered and a few of his physique elements carted away by an unknown individual.

They determined to type a vigilante group to protect the neighborhood. Sadly, of their efforts to safe the neighborhood, one other individual, Sulaimon Ajayi, was killed after some hoodlums led by a resident of the neighborhood attacked their vigilante group on fifth of August at about 11:55 pm.

Recounting what occurred, Sulaimon’s youthful brother, Dauda Ajayi, who was on the scene of the incident, stated: “I used to be with my brother on the day of the incident.

“Per week earlier than the assault, a younger man was killed and his physique elements eliminated in the neighborhood. So, we needed to arrange a vigilante to safe the neighborhood at night time.

“On the night time of the assault, at about midnight, we stopped a motorcycle carrying two folks to inquire who they’re and the place they had been heading to at the moment of the night time.

“After we stopped them, we found they’re resident in the neighborhood. However they flared up that we had no proper to ask them the place they had been coming from at the moment of the night time.

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“We had been nonetheless speaking with them when considered one of them hit me together with his palms and we began combating. My youthful brother needed to go notify the Oloriebi (household head) of the event.

“When the Oloriebi got here out, he implored them to make sure peace and perceive that it was the unusual instances that was liable for the vigilante.

“Whereas he was nonetheless talking with them, considered one of them made a name that they had been beneath assault and inside a couple of minutes, over twenty younger males with matchets, axe, damaged bottles and charms invaded our compound and attacked us.

“We had been outnumbered in order that they handled us significantly. They used cutlass that was laced with appeal to matchet Sulaimon on his head whereas they hit my head with wooden that has nails.”

Spouse of the deceased, Aderonke Balogun,25, stated:  “I used to be inside sleeping when my husband was attacked, he was rushed to the hospital for remedy.  They refused to take care of him until we obtained police report. He was admitted for 3 days and discharged.

“Two days after he was discharged, his well being started to deteriorate badly, his neck had turn out to be stiff, he couldn’t flip his neck left or proper, he complained of headache and had begun to really feel numb in his legs and arms.

“We needed to rush him again to the hospital the place medical doctors and nurses attended to him. He was positioned on drip; the drip was nonetheless on him when he handed on.

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“Instantly his attackers heard that my husband had died, they fled the neighborhood.”

The mother-of-two added: “See how they’ve turned me right into a widow at 25 and made my youngsters fatherless. I’ve no energy of my very own however, I’m pleading with the state authorities to intervene. I plead with the police to analyze this case and arrest the killers of my husband.”

 The case was initially reported at Ado-Odo police station in Ogun State earlier than it was transferred to Elewaran Ogun state police command.

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