In Alako Nla village near Abeokuta, a tragic incident unfolded as Dauda Jolaosho, a fish farmer, accused his neighbor, Saheed Olawale, of killing his wife over a solar light debt. The heartbreaking event took place in April 2024, leaving Jolaosho injured and his wife dead.

Jolaosho recounted how the trouble began when a company representative came to collect unpaid dues for solar lights. Jolaosho had been making regular payments, but Olawale had stopped paying and ignored calls. When the company took Olawale’s solar light back, he wrongly blamed Jolaosho.

The next morning, Olawale stormed into Jolaosho’s home, took his phone, and then returned with a gun. Despite Jolaosho’s wife begging on her knees, Olawale shot them both. Jolaosho survived with an arm injury, but his wife, mother of their eight-month-old twins and three other children, died instantly.

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The grief-stricken Jolaosho reported the incident to the Kemta police station and the case was transferred to the Ogun State police command. His wife was buried shortly after, leaving the family devastated.

Jolaosho is now pleading for justice and asking the Ogun State government and kind-hearted Nigerians to help care for his five children. The tragic loss has left the family struggling to cope.

The police, confirming the incident, revealed that Olawale fled the scene and remains at large. The authorities have vowed to capture him and ensure justice is served.

The community is in shock, mourning the loss of a beloved member, and hoping for swift justice to bring closure to the grieving family.