Human Rights Lawyer, Kunle Fadipe, Murdered In Lagos


Fadipe was killed at his Ifako-Ijaiye, Ogba residence by assailants who laid siege on his compound late on Thursday night. The assailant was however apprehended by local security operatives. When his residence was visited at Adeleke Odunuga Street, Harmony Estate, Karaole, Ifako-Ijaiye Friday, his wife Kemi, children and family members were in grief.

 According to younger brother, Fadipe returned from his chambers at about 10pm on Thursday night. “There was power outage. So one of his children came down to switch on the power generating set. It is believed that the assailant followed him back in and got access into the building.

“After stabbing his target, he attempted to escape but one of Fadipe’s children had ran out to alert the OPC members at the estate gate. The guards swung into action and arrested him before he could get away. He was later handed over to men of the Nigeria Police Force from Iju Police station,” he said. The deceased’s brother added that the Police are however investigating the case to unravel if it was actually a case of assasination or robbery.

 Fadipe Olakunle Alex was 51 years old. May his soul rest in peace … amen!

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