mother of murdered Caleb university undergraduate has opened upon the
relationship between her late son and his baby mama. Queen Akinbule, a
businesswoman and mother of eight revealed Morrison was her third son
and sixth child.
She also said the 20 year old was going to marry his babymama,equally 20.Read excerpts from her interview with Punch
Read excerpts from her interview with Punch
For how long have you known your late son’s baby mama?
I knew her last year after I found out she was pregnant for my son. My grandson is now a year and six months.
Did you approve of their relationship?
I accepted her after I found out she was pregnant. In fact, I took
her as my child. When I learned that she needed some money to pay for
the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, I willingly gave her
money. Prior to that, I learned she was at home for almost three years. I
also enrolled her at a special tutorial centre. I paid N35, 000 for
that. I was happy when I heard she passed the UTME as her cut-off mark
was 260. She finally gained admission to the University of Lagos to
study Theatre Arts.
How would you describe their relationship?
Their relationship was going smoothly prior to his death. My son loved her very much. He had plans to marry her.
What could have made her kill your son?
I don’t know what would have made her kill my son.
Does she live in your house?
No, she only comes over to my house whenever my son is on holiday.
Tell us all that transpired on the day your son died.
I was at home while my son was in his room. She sneaked into our
house that night. I didn’t know she was in my house. I was asleep. It
happened at night around 10 pm.
One of my grandsons went to Morrison’s room to watch a movie. When he
got there, he met Morrison on the ground. He tapped him several times
but he didn’t move. He then called one of his aunts who also tapped
Morrison but he didn’t wake up. Immediately, she rushed into my room and
told me Morrison was lying on the ground.
When I got there, I met him on the ground. His head was on the bed
while the rest of his body was on the ground. His baby mama was seated
on a bed staring at us. I carried his lifeless body and began to beat
his body but he didn’t move. I bit a part of his body with my teeth but
he still didn’t move. As I lifted him, I saw a cloth tied round his
neck. As we were about to lift him to rush him to a hospital, his baby
mama then shouted, ‘Morrison! Morrison!’
How was her expression while you were trying to wake him?
She wasn’t crying. She wore expressionless face.
Have you met her parents before?
Yes, they also stay at Gbagada.
Reports indicated that your son had a fight with his baby mama some minutes before she killed him.
They didn’t have a fight. I was at home, I didn’t hear any noise. If
they had a fight, we all would have heard. There is a room and parlour
opposite Morrison’s room. One of us would have heard a noise
If you were to speak to your son’s baby mama face-to-face, what would you tell her?
I will tell her that God will judge her for her action. I know that my son really loved her.
How did her parents react to their child’s act?
In fact, as I speak, her parents have not come to see me. The only
time her father called me on the phone was when she was taken to Panti.
He begged me to forgive his daughter. Since then, he hasn’t called