If the Okusanyas had been to resolve on how they wanted their 76-year-old mother, Mrs Jolasun Okusanya, to die, it’d positively not be to be murdered by her daughter’s driver.
Mrs. Okusanya who was a former showing registrar and secretary of the Pharmacist Council of Nigeria was murdered in chilly blood at her No.83 Owukori Street, Surulere, Lagos residence on December 1, 2018.
It was reliably gathered that on the talked about day, a Saturday, Madam Jolasun and her husband, Babasola Okusanya, a lawyer, had been invited for a buddy’s daughter’s bridal ceremony.
Almost immediately the deceased and her husband left of their automotive for the wedding, she remembered she did not have enough cash for the wedding.
She requested their driver to stop. She excused herself from the auto to return to the house to get some cash. While in her room, she heard a sound from her husband’s room.
Thinking it was her husband, she walked straight to the room solely to hunt out Ahmed, who had been working with the family for about 5 years in her husband’s room.
Investigations gathered revealed that Ahmed, had allegedly duplicated the house key, found his means into the house with the purpose of burgling the house.
He had already packed a few devices when Jolasun stormed the room. Surprised to have seen her, Ahmed attacked the earlier woman and clubbed her to lack of life.
When our correspondent visited the scene of crime, brother to the deceased’s husband, who gave his title as Prof. Teju Okusanya, from the University of Lagos talked about the incident was a pathetic one.
He talked about the suspect was like a son to the family. He talked about the suspect, an Ordinary National Diploma holder, was sponsored for his Higher National Diploma programme by the family.
Telling how Madam Jolasun was murdered, Okusanya’s brother talked about: “Jolasun and her husband, Barrister Babasola had been to attend a buddy’s daughter’s bridal ceremony. At about 12:31pm that day, they drove out of the house, heading to the venue of the wedding. But on reaching the gate, she remembered that she did not have enough money on her. So, she suggested her husband she needed to return to the house to get some further money, which she did.
“While in her room, she heard a noise in her husband’s room. Thinking it was her husband, she referred to as out his title and went straight to his room, solely to hunt out Ahmed, who had duplicated the house key, on a mission to burgle the house. I consider that was the place the scuffle started and I suppose he hit her with one factor and he or she fell down.
“The husband, who had waited for a while puzzled what she was nonetheless doing inside the house.He moreover alighted from the auto and walked to the house solely to hunt out his partner in his room, lying lifeless on the underside with cuts on her forehead.
“He thought she had fallen down and slumped. So, he referred to as out for help. At this time, Ahmed had scaled the fence to the other setting up. A security guard from the other setting up had queried his movement and whereas he was sweating profusely, he talked about he was a driver with the Okusanyas. He claimed that he was despatched to do one factor; so that they left him.
He quickly obtained right here once more to the Okusanya’s residence and took his place on the motive force’s seat in Adetayo’s (daughter) automotive, making an attempt like nothing had occurred. While Sola (Jolasun’s husband) referred to as for help, Ahmed moreover ran along with neighbours to rush the deceased to the hospital.
“At the hospital, the doctor, who confirmed Jolasun lifeless, revealed that the injury on her forehead was not sustained from a fall nevertheless from potential strangulation or an assault.
“Once that was talked about, the son-in-law, who had moreover rushed to the hospital and a lawyer, Mr. Olusola King, immediately referred to as the attention of the Iponri police division to research the incident. A workers of policemen obtained right here to the house to research. They requested everyone who was spherical in the event that they’d seen one thing exterior the identical old.
“It was at this stage that the security man, who seen Ahmed scaling the fence, opened as a lot because the police. The policemen immediately went to Ahmed, who was then carrying a bag, for questioning. After briefly questioning him, they requested him who owned the bag and he talked about it was his.
The policemen requested him to open the bag, which he reluctantly did, and jewelry, cash in envelopess with Jolasun’s husband’s title on them had been found throughout the bag. Some of the envelopes had been from his kids and had tags like ‘Daddy’s Christmas money, Daddy’s upkeep, and so forth.’
“A cash of N100, 000 and quite a substantial amount of dollars was found on him. He was arrested and has confessed to the crime. He has been charged to the Magistrate’s Court by the Iponri Police but the magistrate said she didn’t have the capacity to hear the case, as it was a clear case of homicide. He was remanded at the Kirikiri prison while the case was transferred for hearing at the High Court.”
Speaking on how the family has been faring as a result of the demise and burial of the deceased, Teju talked about, the family felt very unhealthy, significantly the husband.
“She was the one taking care of her husband while he was very sick. So, right now he is greatly pained.”
On her distinctive virtues, Teju talked about: “She was an excellent wife and mother. So nice, so kind, so dedicated and religious. She raised six girls as graduates and they are distinguishing themselves in various fields. She is someone you will want to have as a wife.”
Although Babasola was not disposed to speaking with correspondent, he gave a tribute on the funeral, revealed throughout the programme booklet thus:
“If I had been to jot down about her when not in grief, it’ll amount to writing a e book. However, I’ll nonetheless write concisely and exactly about her all through our marriage of roughly fifty years.
“Her being recalled residence out of the blue at this stage in my life by her maker is the most effective shock in my life and has left an unlimited vacuum that will in no way be stuffed. I cannot question God, the Almighty Creator, for recalling her residence on that fateful day, 1st December, 2018, as I was not conscious of her creation, nor did I’ve any data of the occasions allotted to her on this planet earth. As human beings, we had been making an attempt forward to and planning for our upcoming 50th bridal ceremony anniversary and my 80th birthday in 2020.
“I have often prayed to God to let my wife, Jolasun survive me. In anticipation of His answer to my prayer, I had made provision in my will to cater for her on my demise though I knew that our children will take care of her. But it has pleased the Lord God, our Creator, to recall her home at this time. As mere mortal, I must accept the Lord’s decision.”