Friday, 2 November 2012


Mariam Abubakar
A former councillor of Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State, Onimole Babatunde, is being detained for allegedly stabbing an 18-year-old girl, Mariam Abubakar, in the neck after she refused his advances at a night club. On October 26, Abubakar went to Pearl Habour Night Club in Rochester Garden Hotel, Festac to “catch weekend fun” when Babatunde, who was obviously drunk, started to make advances to Abubakar.

According to her friend “She was not interested in him so she did not answer when he called her. He was dancing and Mariam (Abubakar) was sitting at a table. He was obviously drunk and he came to pull her.“He was manhandling her and she insisted he should leave her alone. This did not go down well with Babatunde and he was really angry. He went to a corner, took a bottle, broke it and stabbed Mariam in the neck.” He immediately fled the scene.

She was bleeding to death and the hospital was asking for police report? Unbelievable! Nigerians (ESPECIALLY doctors/nurses) need to attach more value to human life. As for the Councillor, he is a coward, as are men who indulge in violence against women.  Pls continue to read after the cut...

The incident which happened around 1:30am left Abubakar bleeding profusely at the scene before she was taken to Naval Hospital, Ojo by sympathisers at the night club where she was refused admission because those who took her there could not produce a police report.
“That was when someone notified our station (Area E Command) and we went to take her to Ajeromi General Hospital,” he said.

It was learnt that as Abubakar was being taken to the general hospital, she went into a coma. She was said to have been revived at the general hospital. A nurse at the hospital, who craved anonymity, told our correspondent that she had lost about 20 per cent of her blood. Abubakar is currently under intensive care at the hospital.
However, the police said the night club workers destroyed evidence at the scene of the alleged crime by cleaning up Abubakar’s blood on the floor.

 The hotel has currently been sealed off by the police because the management did not report the incident. It was learnt that the police got wind of Babatunde’s whereabouts, said to be holing up somewhere in Ikoyi and called him to simply come and write a statement. But he was detained immediately he got to the station.

1 comment:

  1. Do u mean nobody in de club could stop de man, dey saw him break bottle and went straight to her, stabbed and left, no bouncer or security could stop him. Shame on all de young people dat were there.