Oluwakemi Odugbesan, a 41-year-old woman, was murdered by alleged armed robbers in the Oduntan area of Ketu, Lagos.
Her attackers allegedly stabbed her several times about 6 a.m. on April 10, which also happened to be her husband’s birthday.
The woman was reportedly returning from a vigil when her assailants stabbed her several times in the chest and rib regions in an effort to take her phone and handbag.
According to sources, the deceased, her husband, and three children were planning to move to Canada a few weeks before her untimely death.
It was later discovered that her assailants were the ones who used her phone to contact her parents to tell them that she had died.
Relatives were said to have rushed to the scene after hearing the news and rushed the woman to a hospital on Oduntan Street, where she was pronounced dead.
Her murder was said to have thrown the entire community into panic with residents demanding an end to attacks by armed hoodlums who usually laid siege on commuters early in the mornings or at nightfall.
The case has been transferred to the homicide division of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for discreet investigation, according to a spokesman for the Lagos Police Command, Olumuyiwa Adejobi.