Arepo Killing: Death Should Have Taken Me, Instead Of Taking My Wife- Mr Fajana

The husband of 26-year old lawyer, who was killed last week
during a clash between members of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) and some
suspected pipeline vandals, says death should have taken him away instead of
taking his wife and unborn child. Bukayo Fajana who has been on his sick bed
even before the death of his wife, says it’s a painful loss and his life will
never remain the same again. 
He explained to Punch in tears how they lived
happily until the sudden death of his wife… 
Below is how Punch reports it. Too sad. May the beautiful soul of
Damilola rest in peace.

“Around 2am on Wednesday, I had serious pains and she rushed
me to a private hospital near us. We knocked the hospital’s door for about 30
minutes, but nobody came out, so we left the place for another hospital in
Ikeja, where she used for her ante-natal. She was six months and two weeks
“She was with me till around 4pm when she said she wanted to
go home. She was supposed to go to the immigration office for her data capture
because she was to deliver her baby in the United States. But because of my
illness, she postponed the appointment till Thursday.
“When she was about to leave, I decided to call someone to
drive her home.”
Bukayo said he phoned them to know about their movement
about eight minutes later, and was told they had arrived at the entrance into
the community.
He said he did not hear from them until a few minutes later
when he got a panic call from the driver, telling him that his wife had been
shot in the neck.
He said he asked him to take her to a hospital in the area,
where she was rejected.
An ambulance was said to have been organised to take her to
a hospital in Lagos State, where the doctors on duty confirmed her dead.
Bukayo, while lamenting the tragedy, said he wished he had
died in the place of his wife.
“It was barely a year we got married that this happened. I
am saddened because she was my heart and brain. She was the reason for my
“She was contented with the little I could afford us. I wish
I had died and both my wife and my son ─ the pregnancy was a baby boy ─ had
lived. At least, I would have had a son to survive me,” he said.
A family friend, Oladipupo Adegoke, said the incident had
shaken Beachland Estate, where the Fajanas lived.
He called on the authorities to intervene in the crisis
before there was more bloodshed.
“There are a lot of prominent Nigerians living in this
place, and I usually tell people to live in Arepo because it is a peaceful

“But since this incident, we have lost our peace. What
happened to my friend could happen to anybody and that is why it is important
for the government to investigate what is going on here and do something
quickly to end it,” he said.

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