Chief Kayode Adesina Onimole, the Lagos white-cap chief, was murdered in his home on Thursday last week. Princess Adedolapo Onimole Akinola, his first child, fights back tears as she recounts how her dad, 73, was murdered in his bedroom in the wee hours of that day.
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“We weren’t living with my dad. He lived with our mother and my own children. On that day, my cousin, Damola, and my sister’s child were with him and our mother at home. According to Damola, the assassins arrived about 3am and broke into the house. Some of them made straight for our dad’s bedroom and tried to force it open. Immediately our dad noticed that someone was forcefully opening his bedroom door, he made frantic attempts to flee. As he dashed out, the assailants confronted him and held him down.
“Two of the assailants had already seized our cousin in his room and were demanding for money, even after collecting his phones. While the two men were harassing him, Damola said a gunshot rang out, followed by our dad’s faint cry for help. He said he could not rush out to assist our dad since the two men still held him. He kept telling them he didn’t have money to give them.Continue reading