The parents of the slain Nigerian Air Force personnel, Solape Oladipupo, who was killed by her colleague and jealous lover, Bernard Kalu, has revealed that their daughter ended the relationship after they told her about a prophecy they received in church, which warned the deceased against engaging in any romantic relationship in her place of work, Daily Sun reports.
Mr. and Mrs. Tolani Oladipupo also revealed that the deceased already has a five year-old daughter.
Solape was 16 years when she gave birth to the girl, who currently lives with them.
Solape, who was popularly known as Shomzy was murdered by her jealous lover over the suspicion of infidelity in Makurdi, Benue State on March 12th. She was buried last Thursday, at the cemetery in Ojo Military Barracks, Ojo, Lagos. Her mother collapsed and fainted as the remains was being lowered.
Speaking with Sunday Sun in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, Mrs. Oladipupo said that the family received a prophecy warning the deceased against engaging in any relationship with anybody at her base in Makurdi.
She further revealed that her daughter was planning on ending the relationship shortly before she was murdered.
“We were given a prophecy in our church to tell her not to ever date anyone where she worked and we told her. That was when she decided to part ways with Kalu. We didn’t know it was going to lead to this. Even one of her uncles called her to tell her. I think that was how she took the bold step to tell Kalu she wasn’t interested in the relationship anymore. We didn’t know it would result in this. Her father and I gave her a stern warning not to ever get involved in any romantic relationship with anyone within her base,” she said.
Speaking in an emotion-laden voice shortly after Solape’s remains were interred, the deceased’s father, Mr. Tolani Oladidupo, who described her death as a huge loss said getting justice for the deceased would be a major source of succour for the family.
“Her death is a huge loss to us and we can’t just express how much of pains and agony we share as a family over the death of Solape. You can see that I am just trying to be a man, pacifying my wife and children. I insist that what can provide a kind of succour to us as a family is to see government do something about the case.
“I can say her death is our own sacrifice to the sovereignty of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. We cannot wake her up again and I am not here to trade my late daughter, but the government should do the needful,” he said, insisting on death penalty for his daughter’s killer.
How did you get the news of your daughter’s death?
When I received the new I became unconscious and fainted immediately. When I was resuscitated, it was still like a dream to me. I still spoke with her the day before she was murdered. I have lost over 70% weight, right now. When we were talking that night, she even said was going to speak with her daughter, and she did.
You mean she had a child already?
Yes (showing our reporter the child).
What’s the name of her child?
Her name is Bisola Ogunyemi.
And as it is now, how are you taking the loss?
The person who killed my daughter won’t go unpunished. He has said he was going to die too and he should be made to die. In a situation where Kalu’s family hires a lawyer to defend him, I will view it as an attempt to cheat us. I know justice would still prevail.
Did you have any premonition that such a thing would happen?
I have never thought I would lose anyone of them at all. In our church, we were given a prophecy to tell her not to ever date anyone where she worked and we told her. That was when she decided to part ways with Kalu. We didn’t know it was going to lead to this. Even one of her uncles called her to tell her. I think that was how she took the bold step to tell Kalu she wasn’t interested in the relationship any more. We didn’t know it would result in this. Her father and I gave her a stern warning not to ever get involved in any romantic relationship with anyone within her base. That was the prophecy we had. Yes, she told me about Kalu and that was why we had to accept one Sola, who was always calling me, although I have never met him.
Would you say you regret allowing your daughter join the military?
I won’t say that. No regret because the people there are humans too. There is no job that doesn’t come with its own risk. The rest there are humans too and some even grew very old on the job and retired. She had got an admission into the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education before she was recruited into the Nigerian Air Force.
So, you don’t have any regret whatsoever?
No, I don’t have any regret. In fact, I don’t mind if the government can compensate the family by recruiting some of her siblings into the military.