Saturday, 5 July 2014
Human Rights lawyer murdered in his home in Lagos
Human rights lawyer and social commentator, Barrister Kunle Fadipe was murdered on the 3rd of July at his residence at Harmony Estate near Karaole Estate, College Road in Ifako Ijaiye, Lagos.
According to reports, the estate where the late barrister lived was plunged into total darkness after power outage and the lawyer asked his son to go and turn on the generator. As his son made his way to the generator, a man armed with a knife accosted him and ordered him to take him to his father. As soon as the man got to Mr Fadipe, he stabbed him in the neck and back. His daughter who was at home immediately ran out of the house and called for help.
Two security officials attached to the estate immediately ran there and were able to overpower the murderer.
The motive for the murder is still uncertain however the police has taken the killer into custody with a promise that the incident will be thoroughly investigated.
Late Mr Kunle Fadipe was a former member of the National Human Rights Commission and a member of the board of trustees of the justice advocacy group, Access to Justice.