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Barrister Kunle Fadipe Murdered: Lawyer Stabbed To Death In Lagos

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July 4th, 2014 – Barrister Kunle Fadipe Is Dead: Human Right Lawyer Stabbed To Death In Lagos

A popular Lagos-based lawyer, Barrister Kunle Fadipe has been murdered in his own home in Lagos state Nigeria.

He was stabbed to death on Thursday night by an invader at his mansion in Harmony Estate in Ifako Ijaiye.

According to PM News, a resident who craved for anonymity, at about 11:30 p.m. when the estate was plunged into darkness following power outage, the lawyer sent his son to go and switch on the electricity generating set. And as the boy came out from the house the assailant who was armed with a knife seized the boy and ordered him to take him to his father.

The source further explained that as soon as the man got to Fadipe he stabbed him in the neck and back before his daughter ran out of their apartment to call for help.

“One of the security guards in the estate rushed in and as the knifeman was trying to snatch the guard’s gun, another guard came in and shot the man in the leg. He was eventually overpowered and arrested but before then the man had also stabbed Fadipe’s mother in-law, son and daughter,’’ the eyewitness said.

When P.M.NEWS visited the scene this morning, scores of sympathisers had gathered at Fadipe’s house. The Chairman of Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government, Toba Oke, Comrade Lawal Balogun of Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, CDHR, the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Iju Police Station, Olatunji Ajimuda, Mrs. Folasade Daniel who is the acting DPO of Pen Cinema Police Station, as well as the Police Area Crime Officer at Area ‘G’ Police Command Ogba, were all there.

The motive for the attack could not be immediately ascertained. However, the police said they had taken the suspect into custody and that the incident would be thoroughly investigated.

A woman identified as Mama Bola, who was crying uncontrollably, said she is one of those who benefited from the free legal services of the late Fadipe.

She appealed to the authorities to ensure that the perpetrators of the attack are brought to justice speedily.

May his soul rest in perfect peace (amen)



  1. Blaze boy

    July 4, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    Too bad

  2. Uchenna O

    July 4, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    What a sudden death, the evil man still stab three other family members, what a wicked world. RIP Kunle

  3. Oshoga1

    July 4, 2014 at 4:20 PM

    They should make sure that they arrest those who behind the scene .

  4. chichi

    July 4, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    Oh! what an insecurity country.

  5. barr. segun kareem

    July 4, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    may his soul rest in perfect peace. Oga sunre o. Barr.segun kareem

  6. barr. segun kareem

    July 4, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    May his soul rest in perfest peace. Sun reo oga . Barr. Segun Kareem

  7. Chief Ifejika V

    July 4, 2014 at 9:40 PM

    Peoples Attorney All the resident with in ifako/ogba ikeja and lagos states in general lost a genius what a great lost. May his gentle soul rest in perfect condolence to the members of his family.

  8. abiodun akinbile

    July 5, 2014 at 3:20 AM

    May ur soul rest in peace uncle , and i wish he evil doer live forever to see the shame he has brought upon is family by taking a live that is worth a million i would have wish it was never like this but am sure the lord wants you to serve him in another way .rest in peace the masses lawyer

  9. Mr Adedayo

    July 5, 2014 at 3:41 AM

    Its so painful that in Nigeria at 54 the insecurity posed by power supply outage lingers leading to the death my brilliant lawyer n human right activist and the most recent demise of his stabbed mother in law ,darkness aiding dark acts.Its so sad.May his gentle soul rest in peace

  10. ebere

    July 5, 2014 at 5:15 AM

    there is no cuase without effect

  11. Bukky adeyemi

    July 5, 2014 at 6:26 AM

    May your gentle soul rest in peace barister fadipe.

  12. Akinola Pop

    July 5, 2014 at 6:50 AM

    Hmmmmn….d heart of men is indeed desperately wicked! What on earth could he have done to deserve this awful punishment!! There should be a speedy judgement on the evil doers. RIP great man of the masses.

  13. Atere

    July 5, 2014 at 1:23 PM

    In regards of all Youth In Ifako (ONIJEMO ISALE HARUNA) we sincerely missed our lovely uncle and daddy of all boys, Barr. Kunle Fadipe, we all miss you so dearly, but God loves you most, May his soul rest in perfect peace and that all the evil doers never go in vain and be brought to justice. Justice Must Rein

  14. Charles Eluromma

    July 6, 2014 at 1:12 AM

    I have been heart-broken since yesterday, when I heard about the death of Mr. Kunle Fadipe, from a friend. I could not believe it. My disbelief stemmed from the fact that I had planned to call him to enquire if he would be available to act as chairman of the reception event for my wedding sometime in August. The least I could have believed was that I would be unable to talk to him alive.

    Kunle Fadipe introduced me into the business of learning the practice of law, even before I graduated from the university. I was regularly with him in his office during scheduled vacations, and he had so much faith in me and so did I in him.

    Why would anyone kill Kunle Fadipe – such a brilliant lawyer? He was very well accommodating, regardless of your tribe or religious inclination. He was also a grassroots person, always in touch with the local community, especially the Ifako-Ijaiye. Why would anyone do this to this noble person that all along lived a humble life, even when he had every reason to be proud?

    Perhaps God alone knows the answer! And I leave everything in the hands of the Almighty, and only pray that God grants him eternal rest and give his family the fortitude to bear this massive loss!

    Good night and rest in peace, Kunle!

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