Sunday, November 11, 2012

Why I Killed My Grandmother And Neighbour

Olalonpe Ganiyu, until her death a couple of weeks ago, loved her relations to a fault. Blessed with several children, Olanlope, said to be close to a hundred years before her untimely death, showed great love and affection for her kin.

When one of her daughters died in early 2012, the elderly woman immediately took all the late daughter’s children into her custody. Olanlope lived at Yemetu in Ibadan, Oyo State.

Among the children Olanlope took into custody and caring for is 32-Year-Old Tajudeen Adekunle. But ever since Adekunle and his siblings had been living with their grandmother, the elderly woman and her grandson were said to have been dealing with each other like cat and dog. The no love lost relationship between grandmother and grandson came to a head recently when Adekunle allegedly hacked the old woman to death. Click to continue reading.


Evening of Sunday, October 15, 2012, Adekunle’s grandmother advised him to have a haircut as she was said not to be favourably disposed to his hair style. This had actually been a source of disagreement between them before that day.

The next day, Monday, October 16, 2012, when the old woman realised that Adekunle was not ready to do her billing, she reportedly refused to prepare the man’s dinner that day. This did not go down well with Adekunle who reportedly refused to change his ‘crazy’ hairstyle as claimed by the grandmother.

Both grandmother and grandson soon reportedly began to exchange abusive words.

When Adekunle realized that his grandmother was not backing down on her demands and insisting that he would not eat any food in the house that night if he failed to do what she wanted, he quickly dashed inside his room and came out with a cutlass, threatening the old woman with it.

But one elderly peacemaker, Busari Ogundeji, said to be a neighbour of the feuding family who could not pretend not to have heard the altercation between grandmother and grandson came around the house to intervene. When he got to Olanlope’s house, Ogundeji reportedly met Adekunle holding a cutlass and he reportedly joined Adekunle’s grandmother rebuking the enraged man.

Ogundeji was reported to have threatened that should Adekunle refuse to drop the cutlass and do what his grandmother ordered him to do; he would make him sweat by any means. At this point, Adekunle’s anger rose and he wasted no time in striking Ogundeji with the cutlass.

The cutlass reportedly inflicted deep cut on Ogundeji’s body and the elderly man slumped and laid in his own blood. When Olanlope saw what her grandson just did to a neighbour that had joined her to discipline him, the old woman made a dash for the door.

But Adekunle was faster. The hand holding the machete descended again but this time on his grandmother’s neck. The centenarian, like her male neighbour peace maker, also went down.

The two elderly citizens did not make it to the hospital before they joined their ancestors. Their corpses were later deposited at the Adeoyo General Hospital mortuary. Though it was reported that Adekunle upon realising what he had done made no efforts to flee the scene, he still held tight to the cutlass daring anyone who would confront him.

Adekunle was arrested. He was later transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Iyaganku, where he is being currently detained.

Adekunle managed to speak with reporters about his action:

According to him, he acted in self defense, saying that the threat not to give him dinner made him behaved the way he did. “I severally warned Mama to leave my hair alone but she refused to listen to me. What I did was the best solution to her problem.

The cutlass I used was the one we used to cut tree. It was kept inside the house. I hit her with the cutlass just to let me be. I did not know she would die. I just hit her with it to stop worrying me about my hair”, Adekunle said with no sense of remorse.

Acting Police Public Relations Officer of Oyo State Command, Joseph Oboyi, confirmed Adekunle’s arrest over the death of his grandmother and the man who came to make peace. Oboyi claimed that the accused would soon be prosecuted upon completion of investigations into the dastardly act.

20 comments:

  1. A 32 year old man that still lives@ home? this guy definately has a mental problem

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  2. ok not an ibo person this time. you are balancing the equation. rme.

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    1. Mumu! Low life punk why can't u just stop with this tribe of a thing na wah o! FYI: am not yoruba but I detest tribalistic idiots

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  3. Omo ale jatijati u go rot for jail, at ur age u dey fight for food. If u reach cell make u fight ur inmates dere too

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  4. Think ths dude needs help, a mental institution n not prison.

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  5. This man is cursed, stupid tale , saying he did it in self defence

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  6. Were nla lomo yii..madman that's d word for him..he should face d consequences of his actions

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  7. There is the need to teach Nigerians the concept of growing up and personal responsibility. Last week it was a 26 yr old man that tried to rape a girl in his mothers house(1004), today it is a 32 year old man living with his granny. If he lived on his own and fed himself, he could have grown dada and nobody will bother him. What a shame. Parents should learn to push out their kids at 21 so that they learn to fend for themselves. Animals do it why cant humans learn.

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    1. Sorry but ur point don't make sense. A useless people is useless regardless of if he lives at home or not.. For d 26yrs guy who tried to rape, what difference would it have made if he lived alone ???.

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    2. A useless peole?!!!!
      Seriously!!!!

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  8. Dat guy is seriously a 'psyco'he doesn't deserve to breathe again... Wich kind stupidity b dat sef?

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  9. He isn't even remorseful! He should be made to face d full wrath of the law! Omo ale jatijati!

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  10. @Anon 20.54. If my point doesn't make sense to you, then you did not get the point. My point is that when people are forced to fend for themselves instead of being pampered, they learn Personal responsibility. If this man was feeding himself and living on his own, will his granny tell him to cut his hair or no food? People become useless, they are not born that way!! Our society encourages foolishness. The Holy Book is quite clear about personal responsibility.

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    1. Piece of crap.... In the US and UK were they encourage parents to kick their children out by 18, don't they commit very "Heinous" crimes . Even more mouth dropping than stories u hear from naija ..

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    2. Mouth dropping than hack a defenseless old woman to death?

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  11. mental illness and psychosis left unmanaged in nigeria is a ticking time bomb and i hope naija govt ll do something about it...some people's comments on here is enough to realise there are still many like this man who needs to be managed psychologically

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    1. I mean spot on! Yours is just the perfect example. But I'm sure the NHS is taking care of it

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  12. Mental health problem or drug addiction? The poor woman died because a bastard grandson cut her down with a cutlass. Women should reduce the number of kids the have. Omo ale jati jati!

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  13. now ds one deserves capital punishment- death by any means possible,lethal injection or electrocution,wish it was in yankee!

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  14. Whaoooooooo.... he is really sick

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