Last night, Human rights lawyer and social commentator, Barrister Kunle Fadipe was murdered 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 went dark 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 approached 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 promising that the incident will be thoroughly investigated.