The commercial bus driver has been declared wanted by the police for
beating the estranged mother of his child, who got pregnant for another
man to death.
The suspect had a quarrel with her over the custody of their
11-month-old daughter named Kemi before beating her to death, according
to the deceased’s 64-year-old grandmother, Mrs Gbemisola Agbola who said
she had lost Ismalat’s mother, Aishat at just exactly the same age.
Saturday Sun learnt that Arisekola was said to have been dating the
victim since 2015 and the union produced the baby girl. However, he
showed no move to marry her, apparently because he was still trying to
find his feet. But he took responsibility for his daughter.
The deceased’s father, Isiaka Bolaji, was also inconsolable. Islamat
was his first daughter and was nursing a little child she already had
with her killer.
“He has not been visiting my daughter, but recently he just
started coming and my daughter grew suspicious of his visits,” said
“On the fateful day,
when he came, they were together at first, then he left, on his return
they started quarreling nobody paid them attention, because that was how
they always fought. But, this time, it led to a physical fight and
Okiki beat my daughter into a coma. After some minutes that he had left,
my daughter fell and became motionless. We rushed her to the hospital
and it was there she died,” Bolaji recalled of the incident.
Pointing to a spot on the floor, Mrs Agbola said:
“This is where I stood when I saw my granddaughter faint right before me just as her mother gave up the ghost,”
“She was just recovering from a fever attack. She had not done any
work for close to a week. On that day, she decided to treat herself with
some medication. She asked me to hold on to the child, an 11-month-old
baby, I took the child and placed him on my lap. Not long after,
Islamat’s sister, Kemi came in and asked me to give her the baby, I did
and Kemi caressed the baby. She stepped out with her only to meet Okiki
standing outside. He demanded to take the girl away and Kemi gave him
the baby. But when Islamat saw Okiki with the child, she rushed to take
the baby from him.
“They dragged the baby between them, while Kemi stood looking at
them. Okiki tried to leave with the baby, but Islamat didn’t allow him,
because she feared that he was going to use the child for rituals. It
was a passerby that called my attention to Okiki merciless beating of my
granddaughter, I almost had high blood pressure, I rushed out and
called my granddaughter. As I was leading her back into the house, she
fell and fainted. The first hospital we took her to didn’t have doctors
on call, but before we could get to the health center she died. It was
confirmed by the doctors there,” the grandmother said.
Though Mrs. Agbola could not confirm speculation that the deceased was pregnant, however she said;
“There had been rumours about her being pregnant, but she said that she was not, so I didn’t ask her who the father was.”
It was also gathered that after Islamat got regnant again probably
for another man, the suspect stepped up visits and demands to have his