A female politician identified as Mrs Bolaji Agunbiade, has allegedly been murdered by her employee in Ibadan, Oyo State.
It was gathered that the suspect, Dare Rotimi, who hails from Ile Oluji in Ondo State, allegedly killed the woman in her home located in the Ologun-Eru area of Ibadan around midnight on Sunday, July 25.
“There was an incident that happened to a politician in Ibadan three days ago. The woman was a native of Ile Oluji in Ondo State. We got a report that her driver killed her. She was a politician in Ile Oluji town,” a source told Sahara Reporters.
The daughter of the deceased, Olasedidun Elizabeth Agunbiade, who confirmed the incident to SaharaReporters, said Dare used to work for her grandmother but stopped in 2018.
She said later in 2019, he worked for her aunt in Abuja and fled after stealing her N250,000, laptop, and phones.
Elizabeth, the first child of the late Mrs Agunbiade, said Dare later showed up in Ibadan in 2020 to beg her mother for forgiveness, noting that the suspect helped with the construction of their house and had spent almost 3 months there.
“He showed up in 2020 in Ibadan to beg my mum for forgiveness. He told my mum to help him beg her sister (my aunt) for forgiveness, which my mum did. It was the time my mum was building her house in Ibadan, Dare helped in building the house. After spending almost 3 months with my mum, Dare ran away again with my brother’s iPad and other belongings in the house.”
Elizabeth said she warned her mother not to accept his apology and let him go when Dare returned in March 2021. She said that her mum disagreed, saying she would not send Dare away if he were her son. “Dare came again in March to seek forgiveness. I was around at the time, I was angry and I warned my mother not to accept his apology this time and let him go. But my mum refused, saying would she send him away if Dare was her son. So I left Ibadan in anger and returned to Ondo State where I stay. My aunt went to see my mum in Ibadan, and my mum told Dare to leave the house because she knew that her sister could not stand him.