24 year old Bakare Babalola Rotimi Jnr has been arrested by the Lagos
state police command for allegedly stabbing his 59 year old father,
Bakare Babalola Rotimi, to death at their home in Magodo, Lagos state on
Sunday December 4th.
According to Sahara Reporters, Rotimi’s parents ordered him back to
Nigeria from Ireland after it was discovered that he was a drug addict
after living in Dublin since when he was seven years old.
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He was expected to go to school but he ended up getting himself involved in drugs.
“This boy doesn’t even have an education. He has been living in Dublin
as a kid and he refused to go school, instead he got addicted to
drugs,”a family source said
The source added that on the day of the attack, the accused was passing
the night at his parents home when he accosted his father in the toilet
and ordered him to lie flat on the floor. He then brought out a knife he
hid behind him and stabbed his father on the back.
His mother, after hearing her husband shouting for help, ran to the
toilet only for her to also get stabbed.
The father died on the spot while the mother was resuscitated by medical
officers at the emergency bay on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
“He thought he had killed both of them. After stabbing them, he pulled
out a cloth to cover them, and he went to the bathroom to clean up. He
got dressed, took his father’s phones, his ATM cards and went straight
to the father’s fuel station at Palm Avenue. He got there and started
harassing the station manager, demanding for money.” the source said
The police was invited and the suspect was arrested. He has been
transferred to the Homicide Section at the Lagos State CID in Panti for
“Just like his other brother (who is) studying Medicine in the US, he
has been begging this boy to go to school and this has always been the
cause of the misunderstanding.”the source added