Gunmen kill UK-based Nigerian woman after mother’s burial



United Kingdom-based Nigerian lady, identified as Bola Aworetan, who came into the country for her mother’s burial, has been brutally murdered in Ibadan, Oyo State.

A source said the deceased had come to Nigeria from the United Kingdom (UK), where she lived and worked, to bury her mother before she was murdered.

The burial for the mother attracted people from all walks of life and she hosted guests at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.


According to the tributes written by friends and colleagues in Nigeria, she was shot dead by bandits in her car at the Guru Maharaji village, on the Lagos/Ibadan expressway, as the car conveying her and her kids approached Ibadan.

The incident, which occurred last Thursday, August 19, 2021, has thrown many who knew the deceased into mourning.

A friend wrote on her Alma Mater’s WhatsApp platform, “They say we never die but we just change form and continue our existence in another realm. If this is true, I’m sadly mourning you with my tears.’’

The late UK-based woman was an alumni member of the University of Ado-Ekiti (UNAD).

When contacted, the Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Ngozi Onadeko, said there was nothing like that in the state.

“To my own knowledge, there is nothing like that. I just spoke with the DPO if there is anything like that. I would have been the first person to know or maybe the victim’s family didn’t report to the police,” the CP said.

Meanwhile, the Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has nabbed 37 suspected internet fraudsters.

The suspects were arrested in Ibadan and Oyo town, Oyo State, following intelligence on their alleged involvement in internet frauds.

The suspects include Kehinde Emmanuel Ayoola; Adewale Adeparosi Samson; Adeniran Tijesunmi Ayobami; Abiodun Olamide; Olaoye Afolabi Bolarinwa; Ajibade Sodiq Ayodeji; Babalola Opeyemi David; Fatunbi Gboluwaga Oludotun; Abdusalam Mojeeb Ololade; Taiwo Emmanuel Olaoluwa and Oyewole Oyewunmi Fred.

Others were Akinboade Fatai Jimmy, Oyewole Samod. Others are: Ishola Akinyemi Labayo, Ayinde Oluwasegun Ridwan, Oladokun Abdulkadri Akolade, Adebayo Dare Basit, Adebayo Tola Kudus, , Oladeji Joseph Popoola Samuel Ayomide, Oladoja Oluwaseun Peter, Olakunbi Feranmi Ayodeji, Khalid Mohammed, Salimon Sodiq and Oparemi Ayomide James.

The suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

•The Guardian