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Okada Robbers Kill Mother Of 5  print

Published on February 22, 2013 by   ·   9 Comments

A 42-year old mother of five  and a divorcee, Mrs Rashedatu Adebowale, has been shot dead by a 3-man robbery gang operating on a motorcycle.

The incident happened along Jonathan Coker Road beside Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, mega station at Iju, Fagba, Lagos state, southwest Nigeria.

•The slain soman

•The slain soman, Mrs Rashedatu Adebowale

According to one of the sons of the deceased, Jimoh Shobowale who is about 10 years old, when the three men riding on a motorcycle came to where the deceased was selling engine oil by the roadside, they told her that they had come to collect their money and she asked them which money were they talking about and that she had only N500 on her.

Narrating further, Jimoh said his mother initially thought they were joking with her until two of the men came down from the motorcycle and forcefully collected his mother’s handbag and as they were about to go, the one who sat at the back shot his mother.

“Three men came here on Okada and they told  my mother they had come to collect their money and my mother asked them ‘which money? I only have N500’. Then two of them came down from the okada and collected my mother’s handbag by force.

“As the men onOkada wanted to go, the one at the back brought out a gun and shot her,” said Jimoh.

The deceased, who hailed from Egba in Ogun state, southwest Nigeria,  was later rushed to Ayodele Specialist Hospital on a tricycle where she was certified dead by the doctor on duty.

Speaking with P.M.NEWS at the scene, an eye witness who did not want her name mentioned, said she believes the deceased knew one of the robbers because before the robbers shot her, she overheard her mention one of the robbers’ name and saying why was he doing  that to her.

“I am very sure that she knew one of them because she mentioned one of them by name, but I can’t  really remember the name that she called and said ‘why are you doing this to me’ before she was shot,” said the eyewitness.

The landlady of the deceased, Mrs. Anike Telani of 1, Adepitan Street, Iju Station, where the deceased resided, described her as an easy-going person who loved everyone around her and did not make trouble.

“She was a lovely person and she did not look for trouble. She minded her business,” said Mrs. Telani. Neighbours told P.M.NEWS that they did not know her husband or relatives because she moved into the area with only her kids.

The names of the children were given by her neigbhours as Jimoh, 10, Rasheeda, Waheed and Rashedi, but the neighbours did not know the name of the fifth child, a girl, who is said to be living in Abeokuta with a relative.

The producer of Grassroots Matters, a television programme, Mr. Lawrence Okesola,  blamed the recent killings and robbery attacks in Iju area on lack of security, saying the police should  intensify their efforts to protect life and property of the residents..

—Yusuf Muhammed

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9 Comments for “Okada Robbers Kill Mother Of 5”

  1. anonymous

    Those men are known to her and they know she knows them,that is why they shot her so that she wont identify them.

  2. IMAGINE, THREE ARMED ROBBERS ON A MOTORCYCLE AT IJU ROAD AGEGE, ONE OF THE PROHIBITED ROADS IN LAGOS. WHERE ARE THE POLICEMEN AT PEN CINEMA, WHERE ARE THE POLICEMEN AT RED-HOUSE ISHAGA WHEN THESE ROBBERS ON MOTORCYCLE WERE ON THE ROAD? THESE POLICEMEN WILL SEIZE MOTORCYCLE AND RELEASE IT AFTER COLLECTING BETWEEN #5000 AND #10000 FROM THE OWNERS. CP LAGOS STATE, PLEASE BE INFORMED.

  3. Ade

    LAGOS STATE SAID SHE BANNED OKADA SO WHY OKADA PLYING RODAS AGAIN IN RESTRICTED AREA. COME TO BADAGRY ROAD EVEN POLICE, ARMY AND NAVY EVEN THOSE PARA-MILTARY DO RIDE THERE. THEY EVEN RIDE ON WRONGWAY FROM OKOKO THROUGH BARRACKS AND THE OJO MILITARY CANTONMENT ARE NOT DOING ANYTHING ABOUT THAT. IF YOU SEE ABOKI EVEN PUSH TRUCKS ON LAGOS-BADAGRY ROAD YOU WILL BE SUPRISED AND THEY CAN USE IT TO HIT YOU WHEN THEY MIGHT HAVE SMOKING EVOSTIK GUM. MANY PEOPLE ARE INTO INDIAN HEMP SMOKING IN VARIOUS PARTS OF LAGOS NOW. SOMOBODY THAT TAKE INDIAN HEMP TO BECOME HIGH IS SURELY A CRIMINAL AND HE/SHE CAN DO ANYTHING. LAGOS STATE WAKE UP FROM SLUMBERING

  4. Abolaji

    may the good lord grant her eternal rest. As for the Policemen who have been compromised on this law, soon theywill use this okada to waste you guys one by one. Today is another childrens mother next time, your. Robbers you shall know no peace to you hang and die.
    Am seriously angry!

  5. MALLAM SHEHU

    THAT IS WHY OKADA SHOULD BE BANNED TOTALLY EVERYWHERE. ALL THESE YORUBA AND IBO ARMED ROBBERS

    • With your comment i now understand why one comes across dirty comments here. If you read the comment of Ade before yours, 99% of those with Okada/push carts ,driving against traffic and causing mayheim from or around Alaba Rago are your folks: Hausa,Fulani,Niger,Chad,Malian etc.The traffic jam and the beggar colony on the Xway at this point are frightening not to talk of fone ,bag and valuable grabbing from those walking, in buses or traffic.We yet to have Boko Haram……..for that i would say that let the works on the expansion of Badagry Xway be expedited to help us obliterate this Hausa Boko haram

  6. Aremo,USA

    U guys ar just talking!
    Half of d police command is busy providing security to d president, vice-president, senators,Honorables,Govs,dep.Govs,Commissioners,local govt chairmen,councillors, Their personal assistants,Royal fathers, Motor park chairmen, and All their lady Frnd and concubines.
    Half of d remaining are busy collecting money on d streets,killing Innocent, hardworking pple ova N50. The rest is Wht is left fr d ova 100M populatn to rely on.
    WAY FRWD???
    First thing, remove dt stupid immunity.
    Remove or remove police escorts to ds national problems we call leaders. Police are to be discouraged frm providing security jst to some selected few but fr all citizens regardless of status.aftall, they using d masses money to pay d police.
    And again, PAY the police prompt salary and let dem be well equipped. Den we jst getting on d rght track.

  7. susan

    Pls BRF ban these okadas outright.

  8. Yomi

    @ Mallam Shehu you are nothing but a disgrace to humanity, you are opening that your dirty mouth to condemn Yoruba and Igbo, but you have sympathy for your brothers who are killing innocent people and the good leaders of tomorrow in the North, yet you are not ashamed, wait till something like ten to fifteen years to come, nothing will be left for you people of that region, beggars will be everywhere because Police workers who are trying their best to kick out the menace from the North are being killed by your moron brothers yet to you they are better than Yoruba and Igbo. I rest my case till you people starts to gain from your evil did.

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