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London Returnee, Female Hotel Owner & Manager Killed By Sacked Workers In Ojodu Berger Lagos

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London Returnee, Female Hotel Owner & Manager Killed By Sacked Workers In Ojodu Berger Lagos

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Etashol Hotel Owner And Manager Murdered By Sacked Employees…London Returnee Murdered Months After Starting Hotel Business In Ojodu Berger Lagos

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A very jovial business woman who returned to Nigeria from her base in London to invest in hospitality business last year has met her untimely death.

Mrs Abimbola Olusola, the owner of Etashol Hotel and Suites, a new hotel which opened for business last year March in Ojodu Berger area of Lagos was last week strangled by her sacked employees.

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According to police investigation, 56-year-old Olusola who had lived in London for 35 years before returning home had issues with some of her workers who allegedly defrauded her of millions of Naira.

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After investigation, police were invited to look into the matter before she terminated the employment of the unfaithful workers.

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Last week Thursday, some of her current workers and the sacked workers ganged up and invaded the hotel premises where she was drugged and strangled.

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The hotel manager, one Tunji Omikunle was also strangled.

The suspects reportedly fled the hotel immediately after the criminal act.

Here is what a family member of late Olusola told reporters.

“The incident happened on Thursday night cum Friday morning. I was called that my sister had been murdered by the boys working for her in the hotel.

“From what I learnt, the manager had dragged one of them, called Light, to a police station for involvement in fraud in the hotel. There were also cases of stealing involving these guys. Two of them were sacked.

“On Thursday night, the men tied Tunji’s hands and feet and strangled him. I think it was after they had killed Tunji that they got access to the card that opens my sister’s room. They went to her bed, tied her up and strangled her.”

The late hotelier who hails from Ijebu Ode Ogun state had separated from her husband. She is survived by two children, a grown daughter and her 12 year old son who was the first to discover her corpse on Friday morning.

Here is how her UK-based daughter Melisa announced her death on Instagram last Friday.

“In this life that is short learn to value and make the most of your loved ones before it is too late. This morning my mother was murdered in Nigeria a country she loved and gave everything to…. my life will never be the same i will never be the same… Not sure if life has any purpose anymore not sure why God allowed these wicked evil people to take my mother… but i find solace knowing my mother is in heaven …. i love you mum … may God keep you hold you … i thank God for blessing me with a mother like you… my mother was the most determined and hard working person i met in life and i know she is in heaven “.

Tragic situations like this is what has been discouraging many Nigerians in the diaspora from returning home to invest.

So sad!!!. May her soul and that of Mr Tunji Omikunle rest in peace.

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23 Comments

23 Comments

  1. Uchechi Faith

    January 31, 2019 at 3:54 AM

    She looks so gentle, may those who killed her never know no peace.

  2. Bukky

    January 31, 2019 at 3:55 AM

    This is why my family members should stop telling me to come and invest at home. Am safe here is SC. Am not coming back

    • waziri utman

      January 31, 2019 at 5:02 PM

      South Carolina

  3. Fifelomo

    January 31, 2019 at 6:53 AM

    Very sad. A beautiful life cut short, Rip.

  4. Flavour

    January 31, 2019 at 7:34 AM

    What a life! People you helped with a living are those that ganged up to kill you. What a wicked generation.
    May God’s love console affected families

    • Lagbaja

      February 1, 2019 at 4:57 PM

      There may be some deeper issues. The story of d killings don’t add up..hopefully the real culprits
      will be brought to the fore to face justice

  5. mulikat

    January 31, 2019 at 7:43 AM

    me 2,am not comeing back to stay in naija ,may she RIP

  6. Aduke

    January 31, 2019 at 1:23 PM

    May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace amen
    Also those that killed her Almighty God will expose them and they shall be punished amen

  7. uzoma

    January 31, 2019 at 2:20 PM

    Nigeria is teeming with evil doers, a God forsaken country. People will tell you they are looking for job and when you employ them before you know it they have stolen you out of existence. A good friend of mine relocated to Nigeria in 2001 for good. He opened up a business, it was by the grace of God that he came back to US (Florida) when those who owe him money tried to deal with him. Nigeria government should stop telling Nigerians in diaspora to come back and invest in the economy. The people there will not co-operate with you to change the corrupt system. They will tell you “this is not how things work here. If you want to change the system go back to your base overseas. Don’t come here to put sand in our garri”. May the soul of this lady rest in peace and may her killers rot in hell. Our so called rulers are into evil doings. Some of them engage the services of ritualists, some are cult members, some are into armed robbery, some are into kidnapping. They have bloods in their hands and that is why they are very reluctant to do something to stop the vices in the country.

  8. Gabriel Odunayo

    January 31, 2019 at 3:59 PM

    May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Wicked people that never go and kill their corrupt politicians but innocent hardworking entrepreneur. May y’all the killer(s) life end tragically. Amen. The police better get these stupid bastards. I think it’s time the government consider guns right for the disaporean. Many of them have died cheaply in the hands of these bastards, atleast she would have been harmed to defend herself. What away to die!!! Pray her gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Amen.

  9. waziri utman

    January 31, 2019 at 4:54 PM

    This is the main reason why Nigerians abroad are struggling with capital investments in their home country. The quality of staff’s integrity, exposure and understanding that people have earned the money through hard sweat is not understood. The heart of man is evil. Unable to create employment, yet killing an employer who loved her country and her people. Do they really know what it takes to leave a peaceful country to set up a business in a chaotic one, where the public infrastructure is one of the worst in the world.

    While we have some of the most educated people in Africa (Senior School Certificate), the depth of some people’s character, is so shallow, it could easily be mistaken for a canibalistic trait. If you have been fired for stealing, why not change your ways and work with another hotel having learnt the truth about yourself. Why take the lives of people who need to be encouraged to do more. These few people, spoil it for the rest of a great population.

    • Dawaye Georgewill

      January 31, 2019 at 5:17 PM

      I agree with you brother. I feel sorry for this late woman. She looks so innocent. Imagine a beauty among beasts

  10. Jilo

    January 31, 2019 at 5:46 PM

    I’m not saying this to discourage any Nigerian living in diaspora to go back home to invest but to be honest with you folks, it’s not worth investing in Nigeria now. Those people that you are struggling to help will end up taking away your life.

    This is not about what they told me, I’m a living withness to some incidence that had occurred within my reach. If anyone goes to Nigeria and invest in a business and that business yields, that individual should congratulate himself/herself. Your relatives, even your immediate family may end up ruining your business if you are not being careful let alone some people you never know and trying to help out. There are many people who have determined to invest back home and have their greatest regret.

    These young men who committed this are just being foolish because that woman’s business would have created job for another family thereby reducing the rate of unemployment in our society. If you are being sacked for dereliction of duty, does that mean the next step is to go and kill your boss? Some Nigerian youths are just being retarded. Why some of our youths are thinking anti clockwisely? This is annoying.

  11. Mohammed Bello

    January 31, 2019 at 8:18 PM

    Ghanaian novelist Ayikwe Armah’s book; The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born, sums up some of the illusions that Nigerians in diaspora. It’s ironic and quite sad that people who left the shores of Nigeria many years ago and are now returning to contribute to the economic growth of their country should be confronted with this kind of tragedy. The murder goes to show that Nigeria will never get it right. Smaller countries like Ethiopia, Uganda and the one to watch like Rwanda, are now outshining Nigeria in all aspects of national development. Nigeria has lost its voice in international politics and investors continue to give it a wide berth. Politicians cannot be trusted and so are law enforcement agencies. The police are corrupt and they want bribes for what they are paid for. No one sentenced to years of hardwork like us should have to put up with a country like this. We should take to the mass media en masse until our voice is heard. Although it is not so bad an idea to return to and invest in your country of origin, what we must learn from an unfortunate incident loke this is not to employ Nigerians in our business setups. I was in Uganda recently where there is a thriving community of Nigerian businesses, whose owners could have been making impact on our economy at home. No one trusts Nigerians anymore and it is concerning. A woman who has pit 35 years of hard work into British economy has been murdered and her children, friends and family left devastated by the incident. The fat pigs who have government posts in their sights in these forthcoming elections should seize this opportunity and make tackling crime their number one priority. The security situation on Nigeria is a complete shambles and an outright disgrace to the whole world. If at all possible, that country ought to be burnt into smitherens
    until it no longer exists. I feel utterly disgusted even though I had never met this woman. The government of Nigeria should be sued via its stench-bloated High Commission in London to cough up substantial damages as a result of this murder. A warning to Londoners: never employ Nigerians in your business if you ever happen to run a business in Nigeria. The country is under a string of curses and it would be very hard if it ever made it. Mohammed Bello – Lawyer & Broadcast Journalist.

  12. Mohammed Bello

    January 31, 2019 at 8:20 PM

    Ghanaian novelist Ayikwe Armah’s book; The Beautyful p Are Not Yet Born, sums up some of the illusions that Nigerians in diaspora. It’s ironic and quite sad that people who left the shores of Nigeria many years ago and are now returning to contribute to the economic growth of their country should be confronted with this kind of tragedy. The murder goes to show that Nigeria will never get it right. Smaller countries like Ethiopia, Uganda and the one to watch like Rwanda, are now outshining Nigeria in all aspects of national development. Nigeria has lost its voice in international politics and investors continue to give it a wide berth. Politicians cannot be trusted and so are law enforcement agencies. The police are corrupt and they want bribes for what they are paid for. No one sentenced to years of hardwork like us should have to put up with a country like this. We should take to the mass media en masse until our voice is heard. Although it is not so bad an idea to return to and invest in your country of origin, what we must learn from an unfortunate incident loke this is not to employ Nigerians in our business setups. I was in Uganda recently where there is a thriving community of Nigerian businesses, whose owners could have been making impact on our economy at home. No one trusts Nigerians anymore and it is concerning. A woman who has pit 35 years of hard work into British economy has been murdered and her children, friends and family left devastated by the incident. The fat pigs who have government posts in their sights in these forthcoming elections should seize this opportunity and make tackling crime their number one priority. The security situation on Nigeria is a complete shambles and an outright disgrace to the whole world. If at all possible, that country ought to be burnt into smitherens
    until it no longer exists. I feel utterly disgusted even though I had never met this woman. The government of Nigeria should be sued via its stench-bloated High Commission in London to cough up substantial damages as a result of this murder. A warning to Londoners: never employ Nigerians in your business if you ever happen to run a business in Nigeria. The country is under a string of curses and it would be very hard if it ever made it. Mohammed Bello – Lawyer & Broadcast Journalist.

    • ChiddyM

      February 7, 2019 at 10:50 AM

      The situation is awful. Whoever you, they will still sabotage knowing fully well that nothing will happen.
      Once they know that you are from yonder, their report goes to the security agents who provides succour for thei exploits.

  13. Mohammed Bello

    January 31, 2019 at 8:44 PM

    Ghanaian novelist Ayikwe Armah’s book; The Beautyful Are Not Yet Born, sums up some of the illusions that haunt Nigerians in diaspora. It’s ironic and quite sad that people who left the shores of Nigeria many years ago and are now returning to contribute to the economic growth of their country should be confronted with this kind of tragedy. The murder goes to show that Nigeria will never get it right. Smaller countries like Ethiopia, Uganda and the one to watch like Rwanda, are now outshining Nigeria in all aspects of national development. Nigeria has lost its voice in international politics and investors continue to give it a wide berth. Politicians cannot be trusted and so are law enforcement agencies. The police are corrupt and they want bribes for what they are paid for, which is to keep the peace and fight crime. No one sentenced to years of hardwork, in exile, like us should have to put up with a country like this. We should take to the mass media en masse until our voice is heard. Although it is not so bad an idea to return to and invest in your country of origin, what we must learn from an unfortunate incident like this is: never to employ Nigerians in our business setups. I was in Uganda recently where there is a thriving community of Nigerian businesses, whose owners could have been making impact on our economy at home. No one trusts Nigerians anymore and it is concerning. A woman who has spent 35 years building her life with so much at stake has been murdered and her children, friends and family left devastated by this incident. The gluttonous pigswho have government posts in their sights in Nigeria by the very dint of the forthcoming elections in the country should seize this opportunity and make tackling crime their number one priority. The security situation in Nigeria is a complete shambles, replete with paranoua and an outright disgrace to the whole world. If at all possible, that country ought to be burnt into smitherens
    until it no longer exists. I feel utterly disgusted even though I had never met this woman. The government of Nigeria should be sued via its stench-bloated High Commission in London to cough up substantial damages as a result of this murder. A warning to Londoners: never employ Nigerians in your business if you ever happen to run a business in Nigeria. The country is under a string of curses and it would be very hard if it ever made it. Mohammed Bello – Lawyer & Broadcast Journalist.

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  14. DB

    January 31, 2019 at 10:26 PM

    So sad. The population of animals is growing faster than humans. No jobs, yet an individual dared to solve a problem the government could not and will never solve and she was murdered. To say the nation is failed is an understatement

  15. Adeoye Balogun

    February 1, 2019 at 7:08 AM

    You see and feel the callousness and hatred, out of jealousy, in their speech when you discuss with the so called Nigerian friends.

  16. Yemi Araromi

    February 1, 2019 at 7:41 AM

    This is very sad. May the Lord Almighty consoles her family.
    This is a strong warning to everyone especially those Nigerians in diaspora that the family at home pushing to come home to invest in business.
    Nothing wrong in creating employment to help the country’s economy. At the same time you should bear in mind that you are a target of those evil people if you are a foreign based. They will be coming to you asking you to borrow them some money that you can never be able to recover from them. I have my experience dealing with all these ratchets and I know how much money I have lost in trying to help them to put food on their tables.
    ABIMBOLA OLUSOLA May your soul Rest In Peace .

  17. John Fagbohun

    February 1, 2019 at 2:58 PM

    A very sad news and my condolence to the family of this late businesswoman, Mrs Abimbola Olusola. I have read the comments of many on this incident and mostly that of Mr Mohammed Bello which served as eye openers for many of us living here in the UK. I run a little business here in London for 25 years and still in the same business. Shoplifting, stealing money from the till, and stealing goods for personal use without the knowledge of shop owners were not uncommon.
    Nigeria is a Nation we are all still proud of, hence we will not be planning to go back home to invest (including me) , and what of over $2bn that Nigerians in diaspora send home annually to their loved ones.
    My advice to small and medium business owners in Nigeria is to delegate and in this instance late Mrs Olusola did so. On the other issue of sacking the workers, I will conclude that the best thing was to have asked the court to look into the case and probably Mrs Olusola could have been alive today. May her soul rest in peace.
    John T/A Happy Family. LondonSE

  18. A.O

    February 3, 2019 at 9:46 AM

    It does not matter whether she decided to sack them or hand them over to the authorities which I believe she did from posts I have read. Which ever way, the least thing any sane person should do is to kill someone for sacking you or handing you over to the authorities.

    We have prayed and prayed but unfortunately I don’t see an end to the vices in that country.

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