Father of murdered girl in Ekiti resigns to fate

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BY GBENGA ARIYIBI

ADO EKITI — Chief Samuel Olowu, father of the 18 year old girl, Opeyemi Olowu, who was shot dead at Ise Ekiti last Sunday, yesterday, said he has resigned to fate over the murder of his daughter.
The student of Ise Comprehensive High School was shot dead with a dane gun
However, angry youths in the community apprehended the alleged killer burning him at the community’s round-about.

When Vanguard  visited the deceased’s home at No. 12, Oraye Quarters, Ise Ekiti, yesterday, sympathisers were seen in pensive mood consoling the family.
Pa  Olowu in an interview denied knowledge of how the alleged killer who was his tenant, got the gun used to kill his daughter.

His words: “I don’t have a gun; I have been a farmer after my retirement from the Ministry of Agriculture. I don’t know where he got  the gun from, may be, it was his own because he used to be a security man at a sawmill in this town, but dropped it and decided to be operating a commercial motorcycle.”

When pressed further, he said he had left everything to fate, adding that, “who do I sue to court since my daughter has been killed and the person that shot her had equally been killed. I have resigned to fate. I have collected her corpse and buried.”

Also, Opeyemi’s mother, Mrs. Rachael Olowu, said she was in the bathroom when she suddenly heard a gun-shot.
“Before I entered the bathroom, both my daughter and Ifeanyi were outside interacting and playing.
“Suddenly I heard a gun-shot, on getting out, I saw my daughter writhing in pain, in her pool of blood and crying.

 

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