Itunuoluwa Adesitmi is the son of an ICT advisor, Mr. Michael Adesitimi, who was not too long ago killed at his residence in Okuta Elerinla Quarters, Akure, Ondo State. The younger graduate tells PETER DADA the circumstances surrounding his father’s loss of life, emphasizing that he and his mom now stay in worry

Are Are you the primary youngster of the late Mr. Michael Adesitimi?

I’m his first youngster.

What’s your job?

I simply completed from Ekiti State College, Ado Ekiti.

The place had been you the day of the assault that triggered your father’s loss of life?

That day, I used to be with a buddy of mine, whom we completed from the identical highschool within the Alagbaka extension space. My mother known as me round 11:30 am and advised me that the police took her and my dad to the Akure College of Medical Sciences Educating Hospital. She mentioned that my dad had died. I ran out and took a bicycle to take me to the hospital. Arriving on the hospital, I discovered my dad in a pool of blood.

What did your mother let you know occurred to your dad?

He mentioned they had been each at his home round 7:30 p.m. that Saturday. She went to the kitchen, made dinner, they ate, after which they had been in the lounge watching tv. I believe they heard a knock on the door and my dad got here out to see who was there. We used to have a doorman however he left. He mentioned his spouse had a child and left.

When dad got here out, my mother tried to look out the window to see who was calling. I do know very properly that my father was very safety aware and he would not have opened the door for anybody if he could not inform who he was from his voice. We have now all change into notably safety aware after my youngest sister was murdered in January of this yr. The assailants jumped out the window to kill her. So ever since then we’ve got at all times been safety aware. Since that incident, we have gotten into the behavior of going round the home about thrice, to ensure nobody was lurking.

Really, I do not stick with them anymore. Mother and Dad had been left alone. I solely come to go to them occasionally. In order that night time my mother mentioned my dad opened the door and instantly he did, the folks on the door broke in and surrounded him. One in every of them had a gun, whereas the opposite carried a bag.

What number of of them did your mother see?

He mentioned he noticed two folks however couldn’t see their faces because of the distance and since it was night time. She mentioned that as they approached the door of the home, they requested my father: ‘The place are the paperwork?’ And she or he instantly heard that, she needed to tiptoe into the yard via the again door and leap over the fence to flee to our neighbor’s compound. When she reached the opposite facet, she alerted neighbors, who instantly known as the police. Some policemen got here however didn’t enter the home. They took my mom again to the Okuta Elerinla Police Station, which isn’t removed from our dwelling, to get her assertion. After they returned to our home, the assailants had already left. They discovered my dad in a pool of blood. He was hacked to loss of life by these folks.

What paperwork do you assume the assailants requested your father for?

My dad would not have a home in Akure. The one place the place we have had any doc points with anybody is Ibadan. My dad was in Ibadan final month the place he filed paperwork with the state commissioner’s workplace accountable for land. My dad filed the C of O. The federal government had justified our case in Ibadan; They mentioned that we’re the respectable house owners of the land. My dad known as me the week earlier than the assault and mentioned he was searching for N600,000 so the federal government might go destroy every little thing constructed on the land. We discovered that somebody had already offered the land to another person. That is why my dad and mother went to Ibadan in September. Since then, they’d been at dwelling, looking for the cash the federal government demanded to place issues so as. Not too long ago, folks from Ibadan known as us to inform us that they’d began engaged on the land. The land is alongside the Eleyele-Sango Highway.

Have you ever been to earth too?

In fact I do, however I can not go to Ibadan proper now. We have now folks there serving to us with the difficulty and the federal government has already taken over the land.

Past the difficulty of land, do you assume your father had any disagreement with some folks?

I do not know if my dad had issues with household or pals as a result of he did not discuss to me about household issues. One factor I do know is that my father wouldn’t have answered the door if he had not acknowledged or identified who was there. There should be somebody in attendance that my dad knew or acknowledged earlier than he determined to open the door.

What measures have the police taken within the case?

I believe they’re holding issues up. We have not heard something severe from the police. I would like them to take this matter significantly and I would like the federal government to assist us as a result of they (the killers) are after us and we do not know who their subsequent goal is.

My youthful sister and my father had been killed this yr in comparable circumstances. All tasks are actually on me. How do I handle? What would you like me to do? Going to the police, they may ask me to carry this and that. The police aren’t taking the mandatory measures. These folks (killers) aren’t able to cease as a result of they’re after one thing and I do know they have not received it but. I do know my father wouldn’t have given them what they had been searching for.

No person has any paperwork; the paperwork are with the federal government, so I do not know what they’re searching for. I do not know who’s working hand in hand with them. I do not know what I wish to do once more; I’ve known as everybody I can. We simply want the federal government and safety companies to do one thing about it as a result of it is severe enterprise. My sister’s homicide case was in January 2022 and now my dad in October 2022. Now we stay in worry. We wish justice; we would like safety.

What have the police discovered about your sister’s homicide?

On the state CID right here in Akure, they mentioned they arrested two folks and mentioned these individuals are in jail, however these suspects nonetheless declare they do not know something about it, although (the police) caught them with my cellphone sister. They claimed they noticed the cellphone on the street. We had been capable of hint them with the IMEI (Worldwide Cell Tools Id) on the cellphone.

Did the assailants take something from your own home the night time your father was killed?

Nothing was taken; they didn’t ransack the home. They did not take my dad’s cellphone; the cellphone is with me. My dad prevented them from getting into the home as a result of he did not need them to get to the place my mother was, not realizing that my mother had gone out the again door.

Do you assume your dad fought with the raiders?

Sure, that was what occurred. They held him down and stabbed him. He had no gunshot wounds. He was stabbed; he had a minimize on his mouth. He had about seven machete cuts on his head and one on his face.

What sort of particular person was your father?

My dad was a really clever, sturdy and hard-working man. He was additionally a religious and God-fearing man. He would not struggle anybody. Ever since I met my dad, he hasn’t been concerned in any shady enterprise. He was a reliable man and didn’t lie about something. He targeted on what he wished to do.

What was your occupation?

He was a farmer. He was self-employed. He had his private farm in the home, which is on three numerous land. He had his personal farm, rabbits and chickens at dwelling. He was additionally an ICT advisor and pc engineer. He fastened defective computer systems for folks. He was not in politics.


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