“We’re yet to inform our mother” – Murdered girl’s Sister
The elder sister of Rofiat, the young girl who was killed for ritual purposes by her boyfriend and his friends in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, has spoken.
Rofiat was gruesomely murdered by her boyfriend and three of his friends. Her boyfriend identified as Soliu had lured her to an apartment where she was beheaded on Friday evening, January 28.
The suspects where nabbed while they were burning her head in a pot. Upon interrogation they confessed to the crime and led the policemen to the building where the dismembered body was recovered and deposited at general hospital mortuary for autopsy.
Rofiat’s sister, Okeowo, in an interview with The PUNCH recounted the last moments she spent with her sister before the unfortunate incident.
According to her, before Rofiat left the house on Friday evening she was asked to make beans for the family to eat for dinner. Okeowo said after he sister put the beans on the fire, she took permission from her to go out, to which she agreed. She said she had no idea where she was going.
She said when she saw the viral video showing the suspects that beheaded the lady, she recognized one of them. This prompted her to take a photo of the deceased to Adatan Police Station where the Divisional Police Officer told them that she had been murdered.
Speaking further, Okeowo said that their mother, who is suffering from hypertension, has not been informed of the situation because they are afraid something might happen to her if they break the news to her.
“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… If we tell our mother now and she dies, that will leave us with two dead bodies,” she said.
The bereaved sister also pleaded with the government to ensure that her sister’s death is avenged, and the suspects beheaded just as they did to her sister.