Last week, the body of 50-year-old businesswoman, was found in her
apartment at the Victoria Garden City, VGC. It has now been discovered that she was
murdered by her gate man, following an argument over the latter’s
lived alone in her palatial duplex at House J68B, Close 9, VGC, Ajah,
had no domestic worker except the gate man. The gate man, with an
undisclosed identity, was said to have resumed work about two months
ago. He was reportedly brought by the deceased’s former gate man.
the area, with residents refusing to speak to this reporter. However, a
resident who did not want his name in print, said:
“Nobody knew that the woman was dead until last Friday. We learned that
she was stabbed last Wednesday, but it was not until her church members
visited on Friday that they found her decomposing body. “The gate of the
building was only bolted, but not locked when the church members came.
“One of them said they became apprehensive after several calls to her
mobile telephone indicated that her line was switched off, prompting
them to pay her a visit, only to be welcome with a stench from her room.
“Her body was found on the floor of the sitting room downstairs, with a
knife protruding out of her stomach.
Gate man’s threat
“After her death, some gate men from the suspected culprit’s ethnic
group said he had boasted that he would leave an indelible mark on her
madam, following argument over increase in his salary. “They said he
claimed he was being paid N20,000 but demanded for an increase of
N10,000 but the woman refused. The fleeing gate man was quoted by some
gate men here to have argued that he usually washed his madam’s car and
also swept the compound.”
“Police have not been able to get the gate man since the incident
occurred, neither have they been able to reach the one that brought him.
“In fact, the gate man went away with her phone. We have been warned
several times to employ private guards from registered security
companies, but some landlords here do not heed the advice. “Had the
fleeing gate man been employed from a registered company, it would have
been easy for police to get him. “How can one who owned a property worth
about N300 million not be able to employ the services of a registered
security agents, but chose to go for cheap labour?”