Brother Killed Sister Over Land In Lagos: Eiye Cultist Turned Jehovah Witness Arrested For Murder
July 20, 2014 – Brother Killed Blood Sister Over Land In Lagos: Eiye Cultist Turned Jehovah Witness Arrested For Murder
A member of the Eiye Confraternity and Jehovah’s Witness, Adeola Omotayo, 28, has killed his sister, Omotayo Rukayat Adedapo, 30, after a minor disagreement over a plot of land.
The incident happened at Rukayat’s residence, 22, Pasoku Street, Aga area of Ikorodu in Lagos. Preliminary investigation revealed that Rukayat was murdered in her room by her brother, who sells building materials at Sawmill in Itamaga, on Monday at about 6p.m., after they had an argument over the ownership of a particular piece of land.
A resident of the street who pleaded anonymity said she was found dead by her boyfriend when he came visiting after trying to reach her to no avail.
“We got to know of her death Tuesday night, over 24 hours after she was murdered. Her boyfriend only came to visit her on his way back from work when he found her dead and raised the alarm.”
PM News gathered that the night before the murder (Sunday), Adeola and his wife had visited Rukayat and they even ate in her house. Friends of the deceased said Adeola only visited to know where his sister stays since they had not been talking to each other in the last two years.
After his arrest and interrogation by police, Adeola confessed but said he did not kill his sister intentionally.
“I didn’t have the intention of killing her, she was my sister. If I wanted to kill her, I wouldn’t leave the knife at the scene and I would wear a glove to prevent my finger prints.The incident happened when we were dragging,” he claimed.
Rukayat’s younger brother, Abideen Omotayo, said he did not believe Adeola killed their sister alone and would want the police to further investigate the matter.
“I have an inkling he did not kill our sister alone. He used to be a member of Eiye Confraternity when he was studying at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, but was expelled around 2008 because of his involvement in cultism,” Abideen said.
But Adeola said the allegation that he killed his sister along with his cult members is not true because he has left and renounced his cult membership and is now a member of Jehovah’s Witness. Investigation revealed that his church is also at the same Itamaga area of Ikorodu.
A source at the Igbogbo Divisional Police Station, who did not want his name mentioned, said the case would be transferred to SCID, Panti, Yaba in Lagos for further investigation.
Information gathered further revealed that the late Rukayat who attended Ikorodu Grammar School, studied Transportation Management at LAUTECH, where she also did her Masters in 2013.
Rukayat, who was the class representative during her undergraduate years had the ambition of becoming the first lady of Nigeria.