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Fatal sex: Fish seller interrogated by the police over the death of her male lover in her house

Afish seller, popularly known as Alhaja Adegbite in Oluwatedo community, Ayetoro-Itele in Ado Odo-Ota Local Government Area (LGA) of Ogun State, has landed herself in trouble. She is being interrogated by the police over the death of her male lover in her house.

The man, a banker who also resided in the area, was said to have died during sex with the woman in her house.

The deceased who was said to be on vacation at the time he met his death at Alhaja Adegbite’s apartment, was a staff of a new generation bank.

Daily Sun also learnt that Adegbite sells smoked fish in the area. Although, she has been living alone in her house on Ayegbajeje Street, she was said to have abandoned her husband for whom she had children, when the man suffered stroke and was hospitalized.

Alhaja, it was gathered, had received the deceased in her apartment on 4, Ayegbajeje Street in the community on Monday afternoon, March 3. Residents who spoke to this reporter on the condition of anonymity said a community leader (names withheld) was alerted in the evening of that day that a man might have passed on in Alhaja’s house and that the woman was trying to cover up the incident by getting rid of the corpse.

The leader, being a police informant, then reported the incident at the Itele police station close to the community. He also informed members of the vigilance group in the community about the development. The police, members of the vigilance group and some community leaders theredore, arranged to monitor Alhaja’s movements.

Around 2:30 am on that day, the vigilance group was alerted that Alhaja, with the help of a commercial motorbike operator, dumped the body of the deceased by the roadside around Kennedy Road, which is a short distance to her residence.

Members of the vigilance group alerted the police about the development before storming Alhaja’s apartment to confront her about the misdeed. When asked to produce the deceased’s body, the woman denied that a man died in her house, insisting that the man left her apartment the day before. But the men told her that they saw traces of the deceased’s legs being dragged to the roadside. They showed her the traces from her backyard, with streaks of what appeared to be the deceased’s blood as he bled from one of his legs and nose.

When it appeared that she wouldn’t own up easily, the men applied force on her. Some women in the community who also learnt about the development joined in the interrogation and Alhaja was given some beating which forced her to confess that the deceased actually died in her apartment. She reportedly confessed also that she arranged with a commercial motorcycle operator to secretly dispose of the man’s body because she was afraid of what would happen to her if people got to know about the incident. However, she insisted that she never had sex with the deceased, saying he only came to show her some documents.

But some residents in the area, notably women who didn’t want their names in print, told Daily Sun that the man actually died while having sex with Alhaja.

But Alhaja’s version of the story differed from the residents’ account. Alhaja informed that the deceased had visited her in her house where she lives alone in her apartment. Even though she had tenants within the house, in the afternoon of March 3. she said the man came to discuss some serious issues with her.

“He had finished discussing a certain business transaction he had with some people when I shouted, telling him that he must have been duped by the men he had dealings with. It was at that point that the man expressed shock, and being hypertensive, he collapsed and gave up the ghost right there and then,” Alhaja insisted.

When Daily Sun got to Oluwatedo community on Tuesday, residents and some executives of Oluwatedo Community Development Association (CDA) were seen in groups, discussing the development. Some of them rained curses on Alhaja while others blamed the deceased, saying he deserved the fate that befell him.

Alhaja was held by plain clothes police women in a tricycle, popularly called Keke Marwa. It was observed that she had been badly beaten as the left side of her neck was bleeding. There were fresh bruises on her face and body, and her gown sewn in ankara fabric was smeared with blood. She looked thoroughly exhausted.

Some elders of the community who went to her blamed her for the incident even as she tried to explain herself.

Some of the residents were thoroughly angry, asserting that Alhaja Adegbite must be a very heartless woman to have tried to cover up the death of the deceased. In defence, she made some feeble attempts at explaining what actually happened.

“I was just afraid. I didn’t know things would turn out like this. I thought erroneously that covering up would be the best since I don’t know what killed the man. I am very sorry about this. Maybe I should be allowed to go with him. Since he’s dead, let me also die too,” she sobbed.

The reporter noticed some men combing a bush by Kennedy Road close to Alhaja’s house. Residents told the reporter that Alhaja had confessed that she threw off some of the documents brought by the deceased into that bush.

“The men, working with the police, had been searching the bush for documents, especially, the man’s mobile phone. They have recovered the documents but are still looking for the phone. While the men thought that the cell phone could also be inside the bush, Alhaja was heard telling some residents who came to her that the cell phone was in the deceased’s pocket when she dragged him to the roadside,” a resident told the reporter.

The deceased’s body, found at the roadside on Kennedy Roadin the community, has since been deposited at a mortuary in Sango Otta, on the same day.

Daily Sun also gathered that some landlords in Oluwatedo community were aware that the deceased was having an affair with Adegbite. When some members of the Community Development Association (CDA) asked them why they didn’t advise the deceased against the act, some of the elders said that the man, being in his fifties, was old enough to know that what he was doing was immoral.

Efforts by the reporter to speak with the deceased’s wife at his house on the same Ayegbajeje Street was frustrated by some of the community leaders who wondered why the reporter wanted to expose the woman unnecessarily.

“She is in serious grief now. You cannot talk to her. What do you want her to tell you? Was she there when her husband was killed? Why do you journalists delight in sniffing for bad news,” one of the community leaders queried.

Alhaja was whisked away in a Keke Marwa by the three policemen in mufti – a man and two women – to the Itele police station at about 2pm on March 4.

Meanwhile, it was learnt that Alhaja might soon regain her freedom, as the family of the deceased had said they were not interested in pursuing the matter legally.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ogun State, Mr. Muyiwa Adejobi did not pick his calls when this reporter put several calls across to him to confirm the incident. But a source at Itele Police Station said the matter was being investigated.

Former Head of State, Gen Abdulsalami Abubakar
Former Head of State, Gen Abdulsalami Abubakar
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A former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, has said that the conduct of the 2015 general elections will determine the unity of the country.

He said the determination of the North to reclaim power in 2015 and the desire of President Goodluck Jonathan to seek another term portend danger for the nation.

Abubakar, who spoke as the chairman of a conference organised by the Peoples Daily in Abuja on Thursday, warned that the election must be well handled in order not to create friction.

He said, “As political animals that we are, nothing seems to have gripped the imagination of Nigerians as the issue of the coming 2015 general elections, which in my view is a watershed moment in the history of our dear country.

“The way we are able to handle this very important event will largely determine how successful we will be in our efforts at remaining a united, indivisible and stable country.

“Already, the fault lines are apparent and politicians are ready to exploit them to the fullest to achieve their sometimes not so noble objectives.”

He added, “The north is determined to have it back and its leaders are pulling all the stops to see that that happens.

“On the other hand, the body language of the incumbent president strongly suggests he wants another term in office”.

The ex-military leader warned that “the unfolding scenario may portend danger to our nation if Nigerians from all parts of the country do not close ranks and put the interest of the nation first”.

Abubakar, who handed over power to Chief Olusegun Obasanjo in 1999, explained that the sad and tragic experience of the 2011 post-election violence was a reminder that election matters had become serious business that must be handled with the utmost seriousness and patriotism in order to avoid a repeat.

Also speaking at the occasion, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, described 2015 as being pregnant.

He, however, added that Nigerians would determine whether the year would deliver a bright future or a foetus of aborted hopes and dreams.

The Speakers said, “The responsibility is of course first on those who hold power currently and the election umpire that we now have. If they decide to conduct fair and free elections, if the scales are not rigged, then the hope that 2015 will usher in a more peaceful and more progressive year is not in doubt.

“Part of the problem is that tribalism and nepotism have become such a critical part of our policy and politics that people often feel that they will not be reckoned with unless their candidate, their tribesman or woman, or their party win.

“Once we stop seeing power as an opportunity to enrich our friends and cronies but an opportunity to leave positive mark on governance, the extreme views that people hold over candidates for elections will be substantially moderated.

“We hold it in our hands to make 2015 a turning point in our politics and our nation. But first the political parties must enthrone a democratic culture that should provide level playing ground over and above every other consideration.”
-Punch

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