Relatives of lady killed for ritual, Sofiat, speaks out

Her family members have spoken out after the Nigerian lady was killed by her boyfriend and ex for money ritual in Abeokuta, Ogun state.

The incident happened in Oke Aregba area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, in the early hours of Saturday, and four suspects have been arrested in relation to the crime.

Speaking in an interview with Punch, Rofiat’s sister, Okeowo, recounted the last moments she spent with her sister before she was lured from their house.

She said late Rofiat was asked to made beans for the family to eat for dinner. After putting the pot of beans on the fire in the evening, the deceased took permission from her to go out, to which she agreed. She said she had no idea where she was going.

“When it was around 8:30pm, I called her number and asked if she was coming home tonight. She said she was already on her way and almost home. So, I went to bed. Around 10:00pm, I called her, only to discover that her number was no longer reachable.

I asked her mother if she had seen her daughter, she said no. The following morning, I asked her mother again and she gave the same response.

It was later in the day that I heard that a lady was killed and beheaded in the community. I was suspicious at that moment since I had not seen Rofiat.”

She said when she saw the viral video showing the suspects that beheaded the lady, she recognized one of them. This prompted her to carry a photo of the deceased to Adatan Police Station where the Divisional Police Officer told them that she had been murdered.

She said their mother, who is suffering from hypertension, has not been informed of the situation because they are afraid something might happen to her if the news was broken to her.

“If we tell her now and she dies, that will leave us with two dead bodies,” she said


Published by WonderLady

Journalist, Educationist, Writer, Human Rights Advocate

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