Man beheads retired Judge in Ogun

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By DAUD OLATUNJI, ABEOKUTA-
Barely 24 hours after a policeman killed wife, five others and self in Abeokuta, a-65-year-old retired Chief magistrate, Olufunmilayo Timeyin,  was  slaughtered by a house  help at her residence in Laderin  estate in Obafemi-Owode local government area of Ogun State.

The 25-year-old   house help simply identified as David  allegedly scaled the  fence of  the late Timeyin’s  bungalow, deactivated the security system inside the building and  laid siege within the premises before  hacking the retired magistrates to death.

David,  an Igede, Benue state-born was reportedly employed two months ago and sent packing  two weeks ago for allegedly stealing his boss  valuables including phones and jewelries  which  led to his arrest and subsequently  release on the boss order.

Vanguard gathered that   David, after killing  his former boss, he  scaled the fence back into the bush behind the house where he hid himself to avoid being caught.

The accused David who beheaded Mrs. Funmilayo Temehin a rtd Senior Magistrate with cutlass at Laderin Housing Estate Abeokuta Friday being over powered PHOTO BY WUMI AKINOLA

The accused David who beheaded Mrs. Funmilayo Temehin a rtd Senior Magistrate with cutlass at Laderin Housing Estate Abeokuta Friday being over powered PHOTO BY WUMI AKINOLA

It  was  further gathered that   one of the sons of the late  Chief Magistrate, Olumide ,who had earlier knocked on the gates and heard the desperate cries of his mum  raised alarm and residents in-turn alerted  the men of the Ogun State Vigilance Service.

One of the VSO men who raced to the scene, Oluseye Fasina attached to Operation Two, Laderin Unit told our correspondent that he immediately ran to the back of the house where he met David who had pulled off his clothes inside the bush and arrested him.

The Policemen waited endlessly to get an ambulance  to take the corpse of the retired magistrate to the mortuary but, could not get any from the state.

The corpse was later taken away to the mortuary by a private Mazda Space bus with registration number Ogun AV 106 AAB at about 7:14pm.

The Chief of Ogun State, Justice Olatokunbo Olopade and the state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Basorun Muyiwa Oladipo were amongst the sympathisers who visited the late retired Chief Magistrate’s residence.

Policemen from Kemta Idi-aba and Ibara cordoned off the area while detectives searched for evidence of the crime inside the house. Journalists were barred from the house.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi said he had yet to be briefed on the incident.

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