If the Okusanyas had been to decide on how they needed their 76-year-old mom, Mrs Jolasun Okusanya, to die, it might positively not be to be murdered by her daughter’s driver.
Mrs. Okusanya who was a former appearing 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 mentioned day, a Saturday, Madam Jolasun and her husband, Babasola Okusanya, a lawyer, had been invited for a buddy’s daughter’s marriage ceremony.
Almost instantly the deceased and her husband left of their automotive for the marriage, she remembered she didn’t have sufficient money for the marriage.
She requested their driver to cease. She excused herself from the automobile to return to the home to get some money. 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 seek out Ahmed, who had been working with the household for about 5 years in her husband’s room.
Investigations gathered revealed that Ahmed, had allegedly duplicated the home key, discovered his means into the home with the goal of burgling the home.
He had already packed a couple of gadgets when Jolasun stormed the room. Surprised to have seen her, Ahmed attacked the previous lady and clubbed her to loss 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 mentioned the incident was a pathetic one.
He mentioned the suspect was like a son to the household. He mentioned the suspect, an Ordinary National Diploma holder, was sponsored for his Higher National Diploma programme by the household.
Telling how Madam Jolasun was murdered, Okusanya’s brother mentioned: “Jolasun and her husband, Barrister Babasola had been to attend a buddy’s daughter’s marriage ceremony. At about 12:31pm that day, they drove out of the home, heading to the venue of the marriage. But on reaching the gate, she remembered that she didn’t manage to pay for on her. So, she advised her husband she had to return to the home to get some extra cash, which she did.
“While in her room, she heard a noise in her husband’s room. Thinking it was her husband, she known as out his title and went straight to his room, solely to seek out Ahmed, who had duplicated the home key, on a mission to burgle the home. I believe that was the place the scuffle began and I suppose he hit her with one thing and she or he fell down.
“The husband, who had waited for some time puzzled what she was nonetheless doing inside the home.He additionally alighted from the automobile and walked to the home solely to seek out his spouse in his room, mendacity lifeless on the bottom with cuts on her brow.
“He thought she had fallen down and slumped. So, he known as out for assist. At this time, Ahmed had scaled the fence to the opposite constructing. A safety guard from the opposite constructing had queried his motion and whereas he was sweating profusely, he mentioned he was a driver with the Okusanyas. He claimed that he was despatched to do one thing; in order that they left him.
He rapidly got here again to the Okusanya’s residence and took his place on the driver’s seat in Adetayo’s (daughter) automotive, trying like nothing had occurred. While Sola (Jolasun’s husband) known as for assist, Ahmed additionally ran together with neighbours to hurry the deceased to the hospital.
“At the hospital, the physician, who confirmed Jolasun lifeless, revealed that the damage on her brow was not sustained from a fall however from potential strangulation or an assault.
“Once that was mentioned, the son-in-law, who had additionally rushed to the hospital and a lawyer, Mr. Olusola King, instantly known as the eye of the Iponri police division to analyze the incident. A staff of policemen got here to the home to analyze. They requested everybody who was round if they’d seen something exterior the same old.
“It was at this level that the safety man, who noticed Ahmed scaling the fence, opened as much as the police. The policemen instantly went to Ahmed, who was then carrying a bag, for questioning. After briefly questioning him, they requested him who owned the bag and he mentioned it was his.
The policemen requested him to open the bag, which he reluctantly did, and jewellery, money in envelopess with Jolasun’s husband’s title on them had been discovered within the bag. Some of the envelopes had been from his youngsters and had tags like ‘Daddy’s Christmas cash, Daddy’s maintenance, 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 household has been faring because the demise and burial of the deceased, Teju mentioned, the household felt very unhealthy, particularly 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 mentioned: “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 talking with correspondent, he gave a tribute on the funeral, revealed within the programme booklet thus:
“If I had been to jot down about her when not in grief, it is going to quantity to writing a ebook. However, I’ll nonetheless write concisely and precisely about her throughout our marriage of roughly fifty years.
“Her being recalled residence out of the blue at this level in my life by her maker is the best shock in my life and has left an enormous vacuum that may by no means be stuffed. I can not query God, the Almighty Creator, for recalling her residence on that fateful day, 1st December, 2018, as I used to be not aware of her creation, nor did I’ve any information of the times allotted to her on this planet earth. As human beings, we had been trying ahead to and planning for our upcoming 50th marriage 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.”