The Police in Lagos State has launched a manhunt for a suspected drug addict, and UK deportee, Babalola Rotimi jnr., for allegedly killing his father, Babalola Rotimi, and stabbing his mother, Adijat, in Magodo Phase 2 area of the state.
According to the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP
Dolapo Badmos, the suspect, who was deported from the United Kingdom,
fled the scene of the crime and had remained in hiding.
The mother is said to have been in a coma since the attack last
weekend and was receiving treatment in a general hospital in the state.
According to the Punch, Babalola, popularly called Junior, had been
living with his parents on Ibitayo Street, Magodo, Shangisha, after
returning from the UK.
His parents reportedly got him an apartment in the Ketu, Ikosi area, where he relocated to.
However, the suspect reportedly paid a visit to his parents on
Saturday and stayed over till the next day. He reportedly attacked them
after a disagreement.
A security guard on the estate explained that Junior left his mother for dead.
He said, “Most of the security guards on the estate were not around and
many residents had gone to church. By the time we returned, we heard a
noise from the woman’s room as she cried out for help.
We rushed there and met her in a pool of blood. She had been stabbed
in the cheek and even in the eye area. There was a lot of blood in the
house. We took her to the emergency centre in the Ojota area.”
Another source on the estate said the suspect had arrived in the house on Saturday.
He said, “The man just returned from the United Kingdom and we
observed that he was always alone. He was living with his parents until
recently when they got him an apartment in Ikosi, Ketu.
“But on Saturday, he came to pay them a visit and he slept over. He
had an argument with the father that morning and he stabbed him to
death. When the mother tried to intervene, he also stabbed her.
“Afterwards, he left the house. However, some minutes later, he
returned to check if they were completely dead. He then shut the door
against them before fleeing the area.”
It was gathered that the security guard in the house did not suspect anything until Adijat started screaming for help.
The police spokesperson, Badmos, said the police were trailing the
suspect, adding that the case had been transferred to the State Criminal
Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba.
“The father is dead, but the mother is responding to treatment. The
suspect is at large, while effort is on to arrest him,” she said.
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