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Friday, August 3, 2012

Woman tied to bed and set on fire by lover

Juliana, the mother of 21-year-old Tolu Esuola, who was found burnt to death on her bed in Oyo, Oyo State, on July 24, has said that Kunle, the suspect arrested in connection with the incident, was seen in the house on the fateful day by her neighbours.

The woman, who spoke with our correspondent in Oyo on Thursday, said, “Some of our neighbours told me they saw Kunle in our house that day. Juliana said Kunle had impregnated her daughter but terminated it, resulting in a frosty relationship between the duo.


She told PUNCH Metro, “Kunle was like our son. My husband took him in about four years ago after we converted him from Islam to Christianity. He began going to church with us.
“We did everything for him as if he was our son. I was shocked when I was told that he had impregnated her.”
Juliana, however, said Kunle was sent out of the house after he beat up Tolu following a disagreement.
She said her husband bought a motorcycle for Kunle to use for commercial purposes after he lost his job and wanted to commit suicide.

She said, “One day Tolu’s sister sent N10, 000 to her through Kunle’s account and he refused to deliver it.
“When I demanded the money, he flared up and stormed out of the house. Tolu went to him and challenged him for acting that way. But he beat her terribly.

“Since that day, I washed my hand off him. I went to where he was staying and collected the key of the motorcycle my husband gave to him.”
Juliana said the night Tolu died, she had gone to the farm with her other children and asked Tolu to stay home for household chores.

Tolu’s uncle, Mr. Ranti Esuola, said some time ago, Kunle came to him and reported the ill-treatment meted out to him by Tolu’s mother.
Ranti said, “He told me he was angry and that he would deal with Tolu because she did not want him to succeed in life.
“I was surprised he could be saying things like that to me. When I asked him what Tolu did, he said she went to report him to the father of another girl he was dating.

“I think he was about to secure a loan from the father of that same girl. He was working for the man and dating his daughter at the time.

“But immediately Tolu reported to the man that he was having a romantic relationship with his daughter, he decided not to help Kunle anymore. He was really angry he lost the opportunity to secure that loan.”
A neighbour and family friend of the Esuola family, Mr. David Oshotolu, told our correspondent that the day before the incident, Tolu was with him and his wife when Kunle called her that he would visit her the next day.
Oshotolu said, “We were alerted to a fire at the house and firefighters were called. When we realised that she had died in the fire, my mind went straight to Kunle. I knew he had said he was coming that day.

“When we called him, I was shocked when he said he was at Minna. I told some other people to call him and he said he was in Lagos. He kept giving different locations.”

Oshotolu said his suspicion was confirmed when a bus driver told them he dropped Kunle in Oyo that day.
He said he saw that the ankle and the wrist of the corpse were tied with cable wire when they were carrying the body.

“The wire had melted. We were all shocked. There was no sign that she moved from the bed. She could have been killed before the fire,” Oshotolu said.
However, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Tambari Muhammed, said on Thursday that Kunle was being interrogated.

Culled from Punch

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am sorry but Yoruba men can be so evil. They are immature and can have high temper.why kill her, for what reason ,they will sleep with u and and turn around and become monsters.

Anonymous said...

BASTARD!!! My prayer is that u do not make heaven.. *God 4giv mi* But i am angry :(

Nnawuba Kingsley C. said...

It beats me how poeple could be so heartless. . .

Anonymous said...

That is rather cruel, what is the world turning to, some men are getting too lazy these days trying to reap where they did not sow.RIP Tolu.

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!the guy has obviously listened to Eminem and Rihanna "love the way you lie"
And that line-i'm going tie her to the bed and set this house on fire!
May her soul RIP!
@MzEllatyra

Anonymous said...

May her soul rest in peace
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Anonymous said...

wooow confusing story no coma no full stop punch una try .

wini syno speaks said...

Mama i am blaming u for keeping a male stranger in ur home when u have female children, now lok at what it has cost u. I dont know what this world is turning into. If its not husband killing their wives, it will be lovers killing each other, or woman pouring acid on her lover. God help us, Rest in peace Tolu, and Kunle God will judge u better for bitting the finger that fed u

naidoum said...

I am so sad at the gruesome things that even enter the minds of nigerians...are we getting civilized or going back in time... should the government start a campaign training people to hold life sacred...

killing a human being no longer feels to us as a crime that could hunt our generations for thousands of years to come

Anonymous said...

I don't understand this story jhor!

Fearless! said...

Na wa oh!
We should be careful of our love choices.
May her Soul RIP!

Anonymous said...

This writing style is terrible.....

Anonymous said...

Wash a pig, clean a pig, a pig will always be pig. Those aboki can never leave their arabic mind. Very dengerous set of people to deal with christain or muslim. Mtchwww

Anonymous said...

I don't understand this story jhor!

Midas said...

So many things wrong with this story! Allowing someone you brought into your home as a son to have a romantic relationship with your teenage daughter, to the extent of getting her pregnant! And after the guy must have moved on, the girl outta jealousy & spite going to report the young guy to his new love's dad. Then the mum assuming the mantle of leadership in the house went to retrieve the motorcycle bought by her husband, not her, for the guy hence rendering him jobless & idle. Then the devil incarnate of a boy paying back a family that took him in, fed, clothed & provided for him by getting their daughter pregnant & risking her life by coercing her into aborting it. And moving on to another girl he would have also devoured, destroyed her life & used as a meal ticket. And finally, in the ultimate act of betrayal he killed his foster sister! Sick, manipulative, treacherous bastard. He should be drawn, quartered & his broken body fed to the dogs... But the girl's mom is culpable too, i doubt she would sleep easy at night.

PrettyPrincess...... said...

This is so sad...what is happening in this world?

Shadow said...

There are some paths that one must pray not to cross on this journey called life. Meeting some people could lead to total destruction.

Just like we hope and pray to meet so-so-and-so in order for our luck to change; so must we pray never to meet so-so-and-so.

Look at the poor gal here - had she not crossed paths with this villian she would still be alive today

Anonymous said...

Uhh so did Tolu die or Juliana?? The first line to this story says otherwise

Princess of Zion said...

Extremely terrible and disheartening! What is happening?

Miracles are birthed out of circumstance; turn your pain to power- www.princessofzion.wordpress.com/2012/08/03/pain-to-power

Anonymous said...

Poverty has made the average nigerian man devilish!!!!!!!!

I wonder what specie of beasts we are turning into in dis country.

Anonymous said...

Dats why people find it really difficult to help those in need, cos seriously dey end up bitting the finger dat fed them!

Vivian Chinyere said...

Ladies run for ur life

Anonymous said...

Ds is wat u get for bn nice to strangers tufia

scataa! said...

Always expect evil act 4rm d OFEMANU's! Wot a cruel world!..Papee Skataa Scata No Mata!

supremacydone said...

God punish the evil man!!! He bit the finger that fed him! Not only bit but destroyed

Anonymous said...

Evil dat men do... God help us.. Dis is so sad..

Anonymous said...

its so sad dat some pple are using ethnicity to judge evil things,what has yoruba or any other tribe got to do with dis,pls if u cant contribute intelligently just keep ur mouth shut.

Anonymous said...

Yoruba men right??!!its people like u who are not free born that still has this kind of tribalistic perception about others!check ur history,I guess u must be from israel or their broda at the other side!mofo!that u ve access to internet does not make u a wonder.mo-ron!

adrian bomani said...

Looks like this guy brought eminem's word to life. "i'mma tie her to the bed and set this house on fire just gonna stand there and watch...."(culled from Love the way you lie 2009). Crazy people

Anonymous said...

Scataa,wot do u mean by dat?Is it only d efenmanus dat do evil act??Im sure u do 2....talk true o...

Anonymous said...

Midas,nawa 4u o...u 2 de talk jor.