Killer Bricklayer claims 13-year-old victim’s son pulled a knife at him
23-year-old bricklayers, Kingsley Adebayo has revealed how he was threatened and attacked with a knife by 13- year- old Samuel whose mother met her untimely death in the hand of Kingsley.
In the incident which happened at Ugbor, Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State, the lifeless body of 46 years old woman, Rosemary Ifeoma was found in an uncompleted building where she resides with her son, Samuel. Policemen men claimed to have seen semi-liquid substances suspected to be spermatozoa on her- a sign that the suspect may have had carnal knowledge of the lifeless body.
The policemen were able to apprehend Kingsley, thanks to the 13-year-old Samuel who after regaining consciousness, called the attention of neighbours, leading to the eventual arrest of his mother’s killer. Kingsley thought Samuel was dead, having hit the boy’s head against the concrete floor before pouncing on the mother, Rosemary Ifeoma.
According to the report, Mama Samuel, as she was popularly called, was said to be a widow with four children and had one of them, Samuel staying with her. Rosemary’s inability to afford her house rent led to her sleeping in the uncompleted one-storey building. “She was having difficulties paying her rent and then approached a woman in the area whose brother was building a storey building that had been roofed to allow her to stay there pending when she could raise money to get a new accommodation.” A resident called Peter narrated. Further findings claimed that the woman had a bricklayer lover who was always coming to see her. But an altercation ensued between them on July 16, leading to the woman sending her lover away. The bricklayer was said to have left angrily around 8:30 pm on this fateful day.
This same man was said to return around 12:30 am- a return that led to a face-off between him and Mama Samuel. “When her 13 years old son tried to stop him, the man hit his head on the concrete floor and the boy passed out.”
Thinking the boy was dead, the man descended on the woman, allegedly hitting her with a log and sent her to her early grave. “After killing her, he drew her legs apart and apparently had sex with her.” Members of the community are now seeking justice for the deceased.
While narrating his ordeal, the suspect, Kingsley Adebayo, explained how he met the woman through a yorùbá man opposite where he works. The deceased was introduced to him as a caterer and house cleaner. “The woman said she needed six bags of cement for work on her caravan and I said I didn’t have six bags of cement for her.
“On the day of the incident, when we closed from the site, my brother, myself, the woman and her son were all going together to her house but my brother turned back and the three of us went to her house where she said she wanted to show me the caravan and to give me wheelbarrow to go and bring cement.
“I told her I didn’t have cement so she asked me to leave the house and I left. But I missed my way because it was already dark and after walking around, I found myself in the building again but this time they had locked the gate so I jumped over the fence and removed the bench they used in closing the door.
“I then told her I wanted to sleep there because I had missed my way, but she said no, that I should go and bring the cement before she could listen to me. The son also asked me to leave the house and threatened to attack me with a knife.
“He actually went inside to bring a knife and wanted to attack me so I pushed him and he fell and fainted.
“The mother then started struggling with me and didn’t want me to go, so I pushed her and she hit her head on the wall and fell with blood coming out of her head.
“I quickly carried her son and put him on the bed and I left the place before the police came to arrest me that the woman was dead.
“I did not hit her with any wood; I did not also rape her. It was not my intention to go and kill anybody. It was a mistake and I am begging the government to forgive me.”