A Nigerian singer, Melissa Whiskey’s mum, Mrs Abimbola Olusola(right), was recently murdered in Lagos state by her aggrieved staff.
Mrs Olusola who owns Etashol Hotel and Suites, and the manager of her hotel, Tunji Omikunle, were strangled by some workers at the hotel located on Budland Street in the Ojodu Berger area of Lagos State, on January 24th.
According to the police, Olusola who lived in London for 35 years, returned to Nigeria in 2018 to set up a hotel in March of the same year.
Olusola and Omikunle had recently discovered that some of their employees had defrauded the company of money running into millions. They were handed over to the police and sacked afterwards. Last Thursday, the aggrieved workers and some other staff still in the employment of the hotel, conspired to kill Mrs Olusola and Omikunle who recently welcomed a set of twins.
The suspects allegedly deactivated the Closed Circuit Television cameras on the premises of the hotel, dragged the manager into a toilet, where his hands and feet were tied. Tunji was strangled, after which the suspects proceeded to Olusola’s room in the hotel where she stayed and strangled her too.
Relatives of the deceased said that the suspects fled the hotel, as family members met the lifeless bodies of the victims in the hotel.
The dastard act was discovered when the 12-year-old son of Mrs Olusola who resides in the hotel with his mum, went to her room to check on her before leaving for school. There he found her remains on the bed and raised an alarm.
The police at the Ojodu Abiodun Police Station was alerted and the case has since been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, where one of the workers is being interrogated.
Meanwhile, Melissa has taken to IG to mourn the gruesome murder of her mother. A heartbroken Melissa wrote
”In this life that is short learn to value and make the most of your loved ones before it is too late. This morning my mother was murdered in Nigeria a country she loved and gave everything to…. my life will never be the same i will never be the same… Not sure if life has any purpose anymore not sure why God allowed these wicked evil people to take my mother… but i find solace knowing my mother is in heaven …. i love you mum … may God keep you hold you … i thank God for blessing me with a mother like you… my mother was the most determined and hard working person i met in life and i know she is in heaven ?? #rip #mybeautifulmum