SAD: Businesswoman Shot Dead In Front Of Her Husband, Children

Physinews: Some evil assailants have brutally
murdered a woman in front of her
husband and children after threatening
her.
A 51-year-old woman, Mrs Funke
Ashaolu has been killed by unknown
persons right in front of her husband
and children.
The incident took place
on Thursday at her shop at Elewure
area of Sango, Ibadan, Oyo Nigeria around
9.45p.m.

According to The Tribune, the woman
received a call from unknown persons
who instructed her to drop N20,000 in
front of her shop under a small keg that
would be partly filled with a liquid
substance, with the threat that she
would be killed if she refused to act
accordingly.

The deceased, who traded in wine and
liquor, was said to have reported the
threat to the police at a nearby police
station where her statement was taken.

A couple of days after she reported the
case at the police station, she noticed a
keg half-filled with petrol by her shop,
which raised her fears that her callers
meant business.

She was forced to report the incident to
the police the second time which made
detectives to follow her to the scene
where they took the photograph of the
keg. The police officers on duty were
said to have drafted a patrol team to
the woman’s shop to be stationed there
to prevent anything untoward.
But, things changed on Thursday when
the patrol team had to leave the spot
after 9.00 p.m. as a result of a distress
call it got to move to another troubled
spot. That was when the assailants
challenged the woman for involving the
police over the issue of dropping
N20,000.

Before the patrol team could get back
to the woman’s shop, the assailants
have shot her dead in front of the
husband and children before zooming
off in a motorcycle.

The woman died after she was rushed
to Victory Hospital, Sango-Eleyele
Road, Ibadan for treatment, Metro learnt
that she died while receiving medical
attention.

Many have raised suspicion that the
murder might have been an
assassination by her rivals in the
business since the assailants did not
take a dime from the woman but shot
her dead.

When contacted, the state Police Public
relations Officer, Adekunle Ajisebutu
confirmed the killing, saying that the
police suspected armed robbery.

“The Commissioner of Police has also
directed that the case be transferred to
the State Criminal Investigation and
Intelligence Department (SCIID) for
discreet investigation,” the PPRO
concluded.