The elder sister of Rofiat, the young girl who was gruesomely murdered in Abeokuta, Ogun State, by her 18-year-old boyfriend, Soliu Majekodumi, and three of his friends for ritual purposes, says the family is yet to tell their mother of the gruesome murder of the Rofiat.
On Saturday, LIB shared the disheartening story of how Rofiat was lured from her house in the evening of Friday January 28, by Soliu to a building where she was killed and then beheaded by her boyfriend and three of his friends. While the suspects were burning the head of the deceased inside a pot, a security guard discovered the activities of the young boys and alerted the police, who arrested them. Read story here.
Speaking in an interview with Punch, Rofiat’s sister, Okeowo, recounted the last moments she spent with her sister before she was lured from their house. She said late Rofiat was asked to made beans for the family to eat for dinner. After putting the pot of beans on the fire in the evening, the deceased took permission from her to go out, to which she agreed. She said she had no idea where she was going.
“When it was around 8:30pm, I called her number and asked if she was coming home tonight. She said she was already on her way and almost home. So, I went to bed. Around 10:00pm, I called her, only to discover that her number was no longer reachable.
I asked her mother if she had seen her daughter, she said no. The following morning, I asked her mother again and she gave the same response.
It was later in the day that I heard that a lady was killed and beheaded in the community. I was suspicious at that moment since I had not seen Rofiat.”
She said when she saw the viral video showing the suspects that beheaded the lady, she recognized one of them. This prompted her to carry a photo of the deceased to Adatan Police Station where the Divisional Police Officer told them that she had been murdered.
She said their mother, who is suffering from hypertension, has not been informed of the situation because they are afraid something might happen to her if the news was broken to her.
“If we tell her now and she dies, that will leave us with two dead bodies,” she said
She said ever since they warned Rofiat’s boyfriend to stop seeing her, she had not laid eyes on him, adding that she “finds it surprising that he would be the one to kill her sister”.
On what she wants the government to do for her, she said, “Government should ensure she’s avenged.
“Those that killed her should be killed as well. They should also be beheaded just as they did to her.”