Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Married Woman In Trouble Over Dead Lover, Hired Thugs To Beat Him
Mrs. Tawa Rawan, 22, is in hot soup.
She sent thugs to beat up her secret lover, Akeem Ganiyu, 25, at their Bariga area of Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria, over a disagreement.
The thugs instead of beating up Ganiyu, as directed by Tawa, ended up killing him after inflicting several machete cuts on his body. She was arrested by the police for her alleged involvement in the murder.
The police also arrested her accomplices, identified as Joshua Damilola, 27, Akintude Sodiq, 25 and 17-year old Ismaila Riliwan. The fourth accomplice, Abiodun Adeleke, is on the run.
The incident happened at the victim’s house at 91, Arobadele Street, Bariga Lagos.
Narrating the incident, Tawa Rawan, mother of two kids, said she had a quarrel with the deceased and he slapped her and took away the money she made from bread sales.
According to her, she contacted those men to help her recover her money and to avenge the assault on her and not to kill Ganiyu. She said she was still shocked that he was killed in the process.
On her relationship with the late Ganiyu, she said he was her lover and that she is from Oyo State and married to another man with kids.
It is gathered that while she was still with her husband, she was also dating other men, including Ganiyu secretly.
On the day of the incident, she said that the late Ganiyu assaulted her and since she could not overpower him, she went and brought the suspects who eventually murdered him.
“I did not ask them to kill him, only to harass and beat him. I later learnt that they killed him with a machete,” she said.
One of the suspects, Damilola, said that they did not intend to kill him, but used the machete after he attacked them with bottle.
“We went to ask him his problem with Tawa. Instead of answering us, he snatched a broken bottle and stabbed me,” he stated.
He said he went to the bread factory and brought a machete and inflicted injury that resulted in Ganiyu’s death.
“I am at a loss on what to do and I don’t know how I am going to get out of this,” he cried at the station.
Another suspect, Sodiq, confessed that Rawan was also her lover but that he did not take part in the fighting.
A witness stated that the late Ganiyu sustained several injuries on his body following the machete attack on him, adding that he died because he lost too much blood.
The body has been deposited at the Gbagada General Hospital for autopsy.
At the SCID, where the matter was transferred, it is gathered that the matter was being investigated and the suspects would soon be charged to court for conspiracy and murder.