Nurse’s death in Lagos Hotel: The whole Truth by Salako

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The suspect
Salako Babajide Hakeem

By Michael Adeshina

Mr. Salako Babajide Hakeem has broken his silence over the report that a 47-year-old nurse identified as Bukola Folarin died after a sex romp with him.

Mr. Salako, who spoke with P.M.NEWS on Sunday, 13th December 2020, said the report was inaccurate.

Mr. Salako said: “This meeting is necessitated by the inaccurate media publication of the death of Ms. Bukola Folarin (Mummy Pelumi).

“The report in the media is that she died from marathon sex with me in a hotel. But nothing could be further from the truth.

“The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth is that Ms. Folarin and I attended a social function in our old neighbourhood (Agege) on Saturday, 28th November, 2020 and we had drinks shared with other old friends in the neighbourhood at the party.

”We left the party at night and Aunty Bukky (as she was fondly called) requested that I dropped her off at the nearby hotel as it was too late to go to her house (Which is far from our old neighbourhood)

“I checked her in at Bedwell hotel, Abule Egba truly, but I left for my house that same night at about 10:20 pm.”

He said on Sunday morning, he called Ms. Bukky repeatedly but that she did not pick her calls, adding that out of worry, he went back to the hotel at about 7:02am to check on her but unfortunately met her lifeless body.

He said he later called his family members and lawyers, telling them what happened and that they then advised that the best action was to report to the nearest police station which they accompanied him to.

According to him, the fact of the case remained that though she died in the hotel, but that she was alone at the time of the ugly incident, saying that her sudden death could best be described as an act of God.

“As revealed by the CCTV footage of Bedwell Hotel between the hours she checked in and was discovered dead by the Hotel. Ms Folarin while in an emergency put a call to one of her relatives and tried her best to get help but unfortunately she didn’t survive it.

”It is unfortunate that I have been subject of media trial both online and print with all publications that published the incident misreporting and misrepresenting it, claiming she died in a sex romp with me.

“I remain grateful to the Nigerian police force officers at SCID, Panti who took their time to watch the long CCTV footage and could see that I left the hotel premises after checking her in.

”The CCTV also showed that she came out of her room after I had left. She was captured sitting on the floor in the hotel corridor holding her head and chest to signify she had a medical emergency but was alone.

“The CCTV also showed the Hotel attendant, who explained that she asked him for paracetamol that midnight but he couldn’t get any for her, attended to her long after I had left the room and her room door was not locked after that till I came to check on her in the morning and left out of shock not knowing what was the action to take at the moment of rude shock till when the hotel discovered her lifeless body in the room after checkout time and then called the police,” he explained.

Salako said predicated on the prima facie evidence exonerating him, her family accepted the sudden death as an act of God and wrote a letter of non-intention to press charges.

“My family and I empathize with the Folarins at this moment of grief and I ask the media for balance and fairness in their reports of the incident.”

When asked why he left the hotel without raising the alarm, he said it was out of fear, saying that when he went in, he called her name and shook her.

“Then I was like what should I tell the people?” He asked.

Mr. Salako and his lawyer Toyin Adebambo also rejected the claim that he was arrested.

Adebambo said she and other family members took Salako to the Police station, Oko-oba Divisional Headquarters before the matter was transferred to State Criminal Investigative Department {SCID} Panti Yaba, Lagos.

Adebambo and Salako also reiterated that the confessional statement published in the “sex romp” report was fabricated. Salako insisted he never gave such statement to the police.

The lawyer, however, presented the letter and affidavit of non-intention to press charges signed by all adult heads of the deceased family.

According to the letter, the family stated that Bukola Olabisi Folarin died a sudden and natural death. They stated that they have no intention to press charges as the case is clear.

Mr. Kola Folarin, the brother of the deceased who spoke briefly with PM NEWS on phone, also noted that the “sex romp” report was inaccurate and published without verification.

He noted that his sister died a natural death and called for proper investigation before publishing a story.

5 COMMENTS

  1. If there was no CCTV evidence, this poor man would’ve been subjected to horrendous treatment while purveyors of fake news will go town cooking up all manner of fake and stupid stories.

  2. They need anything that can attract online visit, they thrive on fake social Media,they are yet to apologise for fake massacre story at Lekki, the big tech makes money once I and you go online, it is a new war on our social relationship, sell the lies!

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