By Abdulwahab Abdulah
Ace sports broadcaster, Aisha Falode yesterday, appealed to Nigerian authorities to immediately intervene in the alleged murder case of her only son, Oloruntoba, who died under mysterious circumstances in Dubai.
According to Falode, there is a plot by the Dubai Police authority to cover up the alleged murder of her 19-year-old son, who was alleged to have fell from the balcony of his 17th floor (Apartment 1703) in Manchester Towers, Dubai Marina, Dubai on Saturday February, 15, 2014.
Until his death, Oloruntoba, popularly called Fray was a student of Audio Production at the SAE Institute in the United Arab Emirate.
At a press conference organised alongside her lawyer, Mr. Festus Keyamo, Falode said that her personal investigations revealed that Oloruntoba was actually murdered by one Faisal Aldakmary Al-Nasser, a Saudi national and one Olivia Melaine Richards Evans, a Briton.
She said her personal investigation had revealed that her son was murdered in cold blood.
To this end she was appealing to the authorities to help step into the issue and ensure justice is done.
She disclose, “We travelled to Dubai in April and met with some of my son’s friends who were present in the apartment on that fateful day.
“The summary of the accounts of these friends were totally different from what the police report indicated and revealed a weak attempt by the authorities in Dubai to hide facts that pointed to the fact that my poor son was murdered.
“It was like 18 to 20 metres from the building. The police (in Dubai) have not done a proper investigation on my son’s death because they said everybody in the apartment gave the same account of what happened, which was that my son was alone on the balcony and he sat on the railing and was swinging back and forth and he fell.
“The police did not tell us the whole truth and were trying to cover up for this Saudi boy, Faisal Aldakmary Al-Nasser.”
But, according to Falode, some of Oluwatoba’s friends were also present in the apartment when the incident happened, and they told her that they noticed the Saudi boy had splatters of blood on his T-shirt, cut on his fingers and blood on his knuckles.
“In panic, they rushed to the balcony and saw that my son was no longer there. So, they knew that something had happened.
“The Saudi boy kept telling them that they shouldn’t worry about it (my son’s death); because the maximum he would do was 25 years in jail, and that he would take care of it.
“My findings revealed that Faisal Aldakmary Al-Nasser’s father is a major investor in Dubai and so Dubai authorities would do anything to protect the boy because of his father’s investments”, she said.
Calling on Nigerian government to intervene, Falode said: “No American or British citizen can be slaughtered anywhere in the world without their government asking questions.
We can’t call ourselves giant of Africa if our citizens are killed in other countries, and yet we have not heard of any single investigation by our government. It is indeed very sad for me. This is one murder too many,” she lamented.
She urged the FG to prevail on the Dubai authorities to re-open the investigation into the murder.