A welder, Bidemi Akande, has allegedly killed the breadwinner of a family of seven children in the Ogba Ayo area of Ogun State.
Akande reportedly pushed the woman, Shakirat Fatusi, aka Olopa, and she slammed her head on the ground during a disagreement between them.The 43-year-old woman was said to have gone into a coma and died at a trado-medical centre
PUNCH Metro learnt that Shakirat sold pepper and drinks in a shop near her residence on Gabriel Onifade Street, Ogba Ayo. Shakirat and Akande had reportedly kept each other at arm’s length for sometime after she allegedly mediated in a fight involving Akande and his wife.
She was said to have gone to Akande’s wife’s shop around Ogba Ayo Under Bridge to buy pepper soup around 11pm on Tuesday.
It was gathered that Akande arrived at the shop and met Shakirat and two others.
He reportedly made derogatory remarks about the victim, who became upset.
During a scuffle that ensued, Akande reportedly pushed her to the ground and she lost consciousness.
One of the deceased’s children, Bashirat Fatusi, said Akande promised that her mother would regain consciousness after 24 hours, adding that instead, her condition deteriorated.
Shakirat’s husband, Segun Fatusi, who said he was at work when the incident happened, insisted that Akande killed his wife.
He said she was hale and hearty prior to the scuffle.
The Ogun State police spokesperson, ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the case had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Department, Eleweran, on the orders of the state Commissioner of Police.