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Lagos robbery: Slain fish seller wanted to study law – Aunt tells touching story

Remember the girl that was slain (HERE), her aunt has spoken.

The deceased’s aunt who identified herself as Mrs. Omolafe, told SUNDAY PUNCH on
Saturday that Ibikunle was eager to study law after her secondary
education, adding that she was abandoned by her mother when she was two
years old.
Ibikunle, who lived with her aunt on
Babalola Close in the area, was brutally killed on Thursday by a gang of
robbers, who stormed a branch of First City Monument Bank Limited on
Admiralty Way on the fateful day.
The victim was hawking fried fish after she returned from school before a bullet hit her.
On Friday about 13 armed robbers in
military uniform came through a waterway in the area and laid siege to
the bank, shooting sporadically for about 30 minutes.
Three policemen, whose names were yet to
be ascertained and Ibikunle were shot dead during the shooting. The cops
were said to be part of a police team who stumbled on the rampaging
bandits while they were escorting a bus belonging to an oil company.
When our correspondent visited the
deceased’s family on Saturday, the atmosphere was still solemn.
Sympathisers were seen trooping in to their residence to offer
condolences.
Our correspondent was shown a drawing
given as homework to the deceased by one of her teachers. Therein, she
drew an image with a caption “I want to be a lawyer.”
Amidst tears, Omolafe said the family’s
grief was compounded by the bill charged by the Yaba Mortuary, where the
victim’s remains were deposited.
Omolafe said, “Ibikunle was very
friendly. She was living in Ondo State with my grandmother till she (the
grandmother) died. I brought her to Lagos four years ago to start
school. Her mother left her and her siblings when she was two years old
and she had never looked after them since then. His father (my brother)
died in 2009.”
“On Wednesday, she showed me the drawing
which she wanted to submit on Friday. She said her class was told to
draw what they wish to become in future. I prayed for her and warned her
not to keep bad company if she wanted to accomplish her goal. She was
always eager to learn English. She watched English movies a lot because
of that. She and my son help me to hawk when they come back from
school.”
“As if the loss is not enough, we were
told to bring almost N100, 000 to embalm and bury her. They should have
allowed me to carry her corpse that day. I don’t know where to get the
money.”
The Lagos State Police spokesperson, DSP
Kenneth Nwosu, said the state commissioner of the force, Kayode
Aderanti, had ordered all the area commanders to intensify efforts at
tracking down the bandits.
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