We live in a real cruel world..the retired magistrate who was killed by her house help 8 days ago,could have sent the boy to jail because he had robbed her,he was arrested by police and was about to be charged to court,but the retired magistrate,Funmilayo Timeyin a 65 year old retired Chief Magistrate,pleaded with the police to release the boy and pleaded with the boy to change his ways..how did she get paid back? He went over to her place a few days lateraround 6pm on Friday, March 28, 2014 and hacked her down with a cutlass in cold blood!
Read the harrowing tale here as the boy confessed to The Punch Newspaper....(excerpts)
P.S is it me or is it not strange how the Nigeria Police will allow a murder suspect confess to a newspaper?Shouldn't he be kept away from the media till the case is over?
I called a friend who works in Abeokuta here and I told him I did not like the job I was doing in Lagos and he advised me to come to Abeokuta.”When Idah got to Abeokuta in January, he said it did not take long before he was connected with someone who arranges domestic helps for those who need them and he was told he would work in Timeyin’s house.
He said the retired chief magistrate took him in and put him on a N10,000 salary per month.
“I initially liked the job but later, the woman, who was nice to me before, changed. I started getting tired of the job.She accused me of behaving badly. And I did nothing wrong. She would call the person who connected me to her and complain all the time.”
Well, I stole some things because she was maltreating me. I stole two mobileThe police informed Timeyin that the young man would be charged to court. She pleaded with the police to release Idah but disengaged him from her employ.
phones, DVD player and speakers, perfume, wrist watches, three trousers and four shirts belonging to her son.I planned to sell them. She did not pay me my salary. I wanted to sell those things and use the money to leave. But she discovered that I stole them and handed me over to the police.”
However, a few days after Idah was released from custody, he decided to pay a last visit to his former boss’ house.
, “After I was released by the police, I realised I still had some of my things at mama’s (deceased’s) house. I went to the house in the evening and placed a ladder on the fence.Police Public Relations Officer of the state command, Mr. Muyiwa Adejobi said
“I jumped into the compound and took the cutlass I used in the house to cut grass. I laid an ambush in and waited till she came out of the house. When she came out, I hit her on the neck with the cutlass, I hit her again and again because I was angry.
“I only hit her three times. She was screaming and that attracted the neighbours. She was shouting ‘help, help!’, so I dropped the cutlass and jumped over the fence. I hid in the bush behind the house.
“Some neighbours who rushed inside and saw her quickly told other neighbours and the vigilante in the area to surround the bush. They were about 25 people. They sighted me in the bush where I hid and got hold of me while I was trying to escape.“I did not even think of the consequences while I was hitting her, I was just angry with the woman"
When the woman went to plead with the police to release him, she was even preaching to him, telling him that he should change his ways so that he could be successful in life.
“The woman herself wrote a letter of withdrawal to the police. She said she did not want him tried. She was just a peaceful woman who did not want to compound the suspect’s woes. But she disengaged him there and then.”