A secondary school drop out, 23-year-old man, Yusuf Azeez, was recently killed by accidental discharge from the gun of a vigilance group commander in the Oke Aro area of Ogun State.
It a surprising statement, Yusuf’s mother has come out to say that the death of her son is a great relief to her.
Yusuf’s mother, 42-year-old Toyin Akintayo said the sad incident happened on the day he arrived home at about 6:00 p.m. and requested his dinner. She said she explained to him that she didn’t have enough money to prepare a meal. So she gave him N200 to buy food, saying that was all she could afford.
She was said to have advised him to find a job after which he became angry. Yusuf who was not pleased with his mother’s offer, reportedly smashed a bottle on the ground and vowed to kill her.
The mother, out of fear then invited the vigilance group commander, Quadri Adesina and his colleagues to apprehend her son for allegedly threatening to kill her. In the heat of the moment, Yusuf reportedly wanted to collect the gun which Adesina was carrying when a bullet hit him in the thigh.
He was rushed to a hospital in the area, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Yusuf’s mother described her son’s death as a relief to her, saying she could no longer endure the shame her son’s popularity for “stealing and street fighting” had brought to the family.
She added that her son’s gang members stormed her house on Wednesday and threatened that she would pay for his death.
The deceased’s mother said, “I enrolled him in three different secondary schools, he dropped out. I took him to five different furniture experts to learn the work, he absconded. His death is a relief to me and the family. He was too troublesome.
“There was a time he beat up an Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) member while we were living in Idimu (Lagos). I spent a lot of money on the man’s treatment.
“A few weeks ago, he fought in Agege. He was seriously injured. He had been arrested many times by the police for several offences.”
Following Azeez’ death, the police arrested the vigilance group commander for alleged murder.