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Ex- DIG shoots wife

Posted by Sun News Online on 2007/10/26 | Views: 1432 |

Ex- DIG shoots wife


A retired Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG), Christopher Yekini Jimoh, has shot his wife, Folashade, in Amir Hotel, Kaduna Road, in Adewole Estate Area of Ilorin, Kwara State over a minor quarrel. Up to four bullets were logged in her body even as the whereabouts of the husband is unknown since the incident.

A retired Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG), Christopher Yekini Jimoh, has shot his wife, Folashade, in Amir Hotel, Kaduna Road, in Adewole Estate Area of Ilorin, Kwara State over a minor quarrel. Up to four bullets were logged in her body even as the whereabouts of the husband is unknown since the incident.

It is feared that the woman, who is the third wife of the retired police officer, may not survive the gunshot. Daily Sun gathered that she was unconscious and was rushed to the Emergency ward of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH). People were not allowed to see her as she was said to be in very critical condition.

But a doctor, who preferred not to be named, said because she was receiving intensive care, she could not be exposed to visitors. Police officers were seen guarding the entrance. It was learnt that the presence of security in the hospital stemmed from fear that the former DIG may come back and attack the wife again.

An eyewitness, who saw when the woman was being rushed to the hospital from the hotel, said the way she was shot showed that the man did not want her to live. The immediate cause of the quarrel was unknown, but those who heard the shouting match said the DIG was accusing his wife of infidelity.

Another source close to Daily Sun disclosed that the retired police officer, who hail from Ogun State, checked into the hotel since Thursday with the wife. Both of them were going out and coming in together. But at 10 am Tuesday, their voices became high. The next thing that was heard was the sound of gunshots. Then the woman shouted several times. The retired police officer was said to have left the hotel immediately.

When the hotel attendants rushed into the room, they saw the woman in the pool of her own blood. They rushed her to the UITH.

Meanwhile, Daily Sun gathered that the sum of about N190, 000 was discovered in the Hotel when the place was searched by the police.

All efforts to get police reaction from Gideon Markus, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Kwara State, proved abortive as he could not be reached. His second in command, Simire Hilary, denied knowledge of the case.

When Alhaji Lanre Jimoh, the second in command Criminal Investigation Department CID, was contacted on phone, he said, I am not aware of that o!

When Daily Sun visited the hotel in Adewole Estate, people were seen discussing the ugly incident in hushed tones.

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Fay(Katy, Texas, US)says...

Actually translates to bravehearted.