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OLUWASEUN: Mother of slain only child looked up to her for grandchild – Family source

Babatope Okeowo reports that the death of a 20-year-old virgin; Oluwaseun Ajila, in the hands of yet-tobe identified assailants has led her 60-year-old mother, Mrs. Yemi Ajayi, to be hospitalised with her hope of ever getting a grandchild also truncated. Family and friends of a distraught Mrs. Ajayi are still in shock and uncertainty about how to console her following the death of her only child, Oluwaseun who was reportedly killed at her residence at Mary Labake Street, Off Ijoka Abusoro, Akure, Ondo State.

She was reportedly stabbed to death by unknown assailants at her home in Akure. Saturday Telegraph gathered that beyond the fact that Oluwaseun’s death had forced the distraught mother to be hospitalised at an undisclosed hospital in Akure, the incident also foreclosed her dream of ever being a grandmother.

The mother, it was further learnt, reportedly gave birth to Oluwaseun as an only child when she was 40 years, which meant that having reached menopause at 60, there was no hope for her to have another biological child (medically). According to a family source, the mother was already looking up to her deceased child (Oluwaseun) for a grandchild.

The source said: “Since she was an only child, it would have been an opportunity for them to become two children, which in Yoruba is called Morunkeji. This is very disheartening and we are also distraught because mama has always looked forward to her daughter giving her a parting gift in a grandchild.”

The deceased, who was into modelling was a graduate of Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo State and was supposed to be part of the graduating students of the institution if not for the assailants that cut her life short. Recounting how she met her deceased child dead, Ajayi said she met Oluwaseun in a pool of her own blood when she returned from work that ill-fated day and raised the alarm. Corroborating Ajayi’s account, an eyewitness said: “The deceased’s mother returned from work, and met her daughter’s lifeless body on the floor in the pool of blood. She immediately called the attention of the neighbours to it.

The source said: “There were different wounds on her body which indicated that someone must have fought with her inside the room and stabbed her to death. She was stabbed twice on the neck and very close to her private part.” Information available to Saturday Telegraph showed that Oluwaseun’s father, who lived in Aule area of the town, had been separated from the mother while the woman remained the only person taking care of the girl. Also, it was gathered that the assailants raped her before she was murdered in cold blood in the afternoon of last Thursday.

A source, who was privy to the investigation, said the knife used in killing the girl was found under her bed in her apartment. Besides, it was learned that a pad with blood stain was found under the bed which shows that she was menstruating when she was killed. The noodles and water were found on the table in her room which showed that she was about to eat when the assailants came. Promptly, the police arrested her boyfriend, one Ebenezer Adejimola, who was also dubbed a prime suspect. Family sources said Adejimola was arrested because of his suspicious call to the mother on the day the girl was killed. According to family sources, he called the mother more than four times to know where she was. Before her death, the lovebirds had fought over a request for a sexual relationship between them.

The girl was said to have refused him sex, saying he should wait until they got married, a development which angered the boy. The girl, according to sources close to the mother, reportedly told her boyfriend that she was a virgin and would remain so until marriage. The dispute was brought to the mother who told the boy to exercise patience with her daughter. In the alternative, she advised him to get another girlfriend if he needed sex.

The girl also separated with the boy when she suspected that he was into ‘Yahoo Yahoo’, an acronym for ‘419 fraudsters’, who are also into rituals. While confirming the incident, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Femi Joseph, said: “On October 4, 2018 about 2010hrs one Mrs. Ajayi Yemisi ‘f’ Age 60 years of Mary Labake Street, off Ijoka Abusoro, Akure, reported at ‘B’ Division Police Station that at about 1800hrs of same day, when she came back from work, she met her daughter, one Ajila Oluwaseun Motrunrayo ‘f’ Aged 20 years of same address, lying dead in the pool of her blood.

“On close observation, it was discovered that she was stabbed to death by an unknown assailant(s). One Adejimola Ebenezer her boyfriend’ Age 22 years of 62, CannanLand, Ijoka, Akure was arrested as the complainant claimed to suspect him as a result of his frequent phone calls to know the location or whereabouts of the complainant a few hours earlier” However, the prime suspect denied having anything to do with the death of his girlfriend. Although he said he called Oluwaseun’s mother on the day in question, it was to know the welfare of his girlfriend and not to kill her.

The need to unravel the mystery behind the death made the state’s Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, order the police command to fish out the killers of the model and graduate of Adeyemi College of Education, who was raped and stabbed to death. Akeredolu asked the police to ensure that the Seun’s killers were arrested and prosecuted accordingly.

The governor, who sympathised with the family of the deceased, assured them that his administration would support the police to fish out the perpetrators of the dastardly act. OLUWASEUN Mother of slain only child looked up to her for grandchild – Family source In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mr. Segun Ajiboye, Akeredolu said every part of the state would be adequately protected.

The governor urged youths to rededicate themselves to hard work and shun acts that are capable of truncating their future, promising that his administration will continue to implement policies that create the enabling environment for the youths to prosper.

The statement said: “Akeredolu is committed to his administration’s mandate of protecting lives and properties of every resident in the state. “Ondo State is not a haven or safe place for criminals and their backers to carry out their heinous crimes. It is either they change from their evil ways or the long arm of the law catches up with them. “Let Oluwaseun’s killers be aware that they will be fished out wherever they are hiding.

The governor asks the state police command to go after the killers for the prosecution to ensure that the deceased and her family get justice. “He urged youths in the state to shun acts that are capable of truncating their future and embrace hard work, with the promise that his administration will continue to come up policies that will ensure better future for them.

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