Woman murdered weeks after getting Canadian visa

A 41-year-old Nigerian lady has been killed only weeks before she was to relocate to Canada with her family.

The lady identified as Oluwakemi Odugbesan is said to have been murdered by suspected armed robbers around Oduntan in Ketu, Lagos state.

According to reports, she was said to be returning from a vigil at 6am on April 10, 2021 which happened to be her husband’s birthday, when she was accosted by the robbers.

In an attempt to snatch her phone and handbag, she was stabbed multiple times on the chest and ribs.

The Nation reported that her attackers were the ones who called her parents with her phone to inform them she was fatally injured.

Following the information, the deceased relatives were said to have raced to the scene and rushed her to a hospital on Oduntan Street, where she was pronounced dead.

The woman, her husband and their 3 children were billed to relocate to Canada in few weeks before her unfortunate demise.

Her murder was said to have thrown the entire community into panic, with residents demanding an end to attacks by armed hoodlums who usually pounce on commuters early in the mornings or at nightfall.

Lagos state police command spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the case has been transferred to the homicide section, State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for discreet investigation.

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