- Family kicks, fingers wife, Police
A 57-year-old engineer, an employee of Total Oil Company, Mr. Adetayo Adedoyin, who was billed to retire from the services of the company later this month (January) to establish his own business outfit has been allegedly hacked to death inside his house by yet to be identified suspects, at Mafoluku Oshodi, Lagos.
However, pained by the incident, the immediate younger sister of the deceased, Mrs Adetayo Benedict, is spitting fire, accusing her late brother’s second wife for mastermind the dastardly act.
Mrs Benedict who described the gruesome killing of her brother as the height of wickedness, urged the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, to, as a matter of urgency, launch an investigation to unravel the killers and also ensure that they are punished in accordance with the law to serve as deterrent to others who have similar animalistic tendencies.
Alleging that the brother died of bruises sustained as a result of beating and clubbing by the second wife, Christie and her agents, the sister of the deceased called on the IGP to ignore the earlier post mortem report alleging that the deceased died of heart failure.
According to her, preliminary investigation revealed that the autopsy was doctored as the second wife allegedly bribed the Investigating Police Officer (IPO), one Babalola and the pathologist who carried out the purported autopsy report.
“My brother planned to retire this month and he had commenced feasibility studies to establish his own private business. On that fateful day in December, he put a phone call to his first wife and while on that the second wife overheard him speaking to her, felt jealous and confronted him.
“In the course of the brawl, the wife’s relations joined in beating my brother and he sustained bruises as a result of the beating. The wife rushed him to hospital without informing anybody.”
Mrs Adetayo Benedict who expressed shock and pain over the incident, further disclosed that: “Prior to this day, the second wife had severally threatened to deal with me and my brother which made me to relocate them to one of my flats so that I would monitor events, I even asked the wife’s relations living with them to quit but the woman kept them for this purpose.”
She said that the two relations were arrested by the police but that they were swiftly released even before the autopsy was conducted, which, according to her, further fuelled suspicion that the police had been compromised during the investigation .
Giving reasons on why the earlier autopsy result should not be taken serious, Mrs Benedict argued that the pathologist erred by not involving both parties before carrying out such sensitive report.
“We were not represented and not even invited. We suspect foul play and reject it. We got first class information that they poured chemicals on my brother’s body to conceal the bruises on his body. We call for fresh autopsy,” she reiterated.
However, at the No 9 Bisi Ladipo street, Mafoluku Oshodi Lagos, residence of the deceased, friends and well wishers including colleagues were seen trooping en mass to express their sympathy with the family.
One of the close friends of the deceased, who prayed for anonymity while responding to questions from The AUTHORITY, called on the IGP to launch a thorough investigation and leave no stone unturned to unravel the killers and also ensure that justice is seen to be done on the matter.
However, a senior police officer at the Lagos State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, who is among those that handled the case said that all due processes were followed before the autopsy was conducted and therefore exonerated the police investigating team of any blame.