A young 24-year-old Bakare Babalola Rotimi Jnr who was deported to Nigeria has brutally murdered his father by stabbing him to death before attempting to also kill his mother in Magodo area of Lagos state.
The man who was living in Dublin, Ireland, before he came back to Nigeria was described by many as a stubborn boy. Rotimi Jnr was the third of Mr. Bakare Babalola Rotimi’s three boys, Sahara Reporters reported.
“This boy doesn’t even have an education,” a source said. “He has been living in Dublin as a kid and he refused to go school, instead he got addicted to drugs,” the source added.
According to a family member, Rotimi killed his father in the early hours of Sunday, December 4, Rotimi Jnr, while passing the night at his parents’ place in Magodo area of Lagos.
A family member revealed that the older Rotimi woke up that night to use the bathroom, and the boy jumped him, ordering his own father to lie on his chest. He then allegedly brought a knife from behind him and stabbed his father. His mother rushed to the scene and was similarly stabbed.
It was gathered that Rotimi Snr. died immediately and his body was moved from the house to the morgue, while the mother made it to the emergency bay on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. There she was stabilized before being transferred to the surgery ward at the Lagos General Hospital, where she is currently receiving treatment.
“He thought he had killed both of them,” a source within the family explained. “After stabbing them, he pulled out a cloth to cover them, and he went to the bathroom to clean up. He got dressed, took his father’s phones, his ATM cards and went straight to the father’s fuel station at Palm Avenue.
He got there and started harassing the station manager, demanding for money.”
Rotimi Jnr was subsequently arrested by the police, and then transferred to the Homicide Section at the Lagos State CID in Panti for further interrogation.
The police revealed that the murder suspect will soon be charged to court.
A family source confirmed that the only issue late Rotimi had with his son was about his education.
“Just like his other brother (who is) studying Medicine in the US, he has been begging this boy to go to school and this has always been the cause of the misunderstanding.”
Mr. Rotimi, who was 59, has been buried in his hometown, Ila-Orangun, Osun State
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