The mother of 18 year old Julia, Ms Ola Chinelo Ofor has cried out saying her daughter never dated a fraudster popularly known as yahoo yahoo in this part of the world. It was reported that Julia Eke Imaga and her friend Oriade Adebisi were claimed to have been murdered two months ago by suspected cult members in Oru-ijebu.
Julia and Adebisi were reported missing on the 28th of May. Both of them were students of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago iwoye. Julia was in her first year studying diploma in Law while Adebisi was a 300L Computer science student.
A newspaper report portrayed Adebisi as a rich yahoo guy and who was dating Julia but Julia’s mother who happens to be the daughter of late David Ofor, the popular comedian known as Clarus in the now rested soap comedy, “New Masquerade” cries out that Julia never dated a fraudster or a cultist nor lived a wayward life before she died.
Ms Ofor told Daily Trust on Tuesday that “Whatever you might have read about her that she was wayward or belonged to a cult group is not true. Nobody can know my daughter like I do, we were very close to each other. There is nothing that happened to her that I do not get to know because we communicated on phone regularly.
“A week before she was murdered alongside her friend, Adebisi, she came on a visit and when she returned to school, we were still communicating. Our last phone chat was on May 27, 2018. She and Adebisi got missing on the 28th of May. I remembered she first introduced Adebisi as a friend to me on one of our phone conversations. She asked me to speak with him just like she always asked me to speak with all her other friends.”
On reports about how Julia and Adebisi disappeared, Julia’s mother said it was clearly a case of kidnapping and robbery later became murder. It was reported that they dispossessed them of their belongings which include Adebisi’s Honda Crosstour car, ATM cards, and other belongings. Two suspects, said to be cultists and OOU students, arrested for the murders, had confessed to the killings.
Ms Ofor added, “Ater police intervention and lots of back and forth, we were told that the first suspect Babatunde has been arrested and 18 year old Rasaq was later arrested.
“I received a call saying both Julia and Adebisi had been found dead. From what we gathered, they must have been killed the night they were abducted. Surprisingly, it was the same Babatunde and Rasaq that later led the police to the bush in Oru-Ijebu where the bodies were discovered.”
Ms Ofor is a journalist. She said she and Julia’s father, George Eke, who currently resides in the United States of America are separated.
Adebisi has been buried accordingly to Islamic rights but Julia’s body is still in the morgue.