King Sunny Ade loses wife, Risikat Adegeye

King Sunny Ade loses wife, Risikat Adegeye

Nigerian music legend, King Sunny Ade (KSA) has lost a wife, Honourable (Mrs) Risikat Adegeye to the cold hands of death.

Risikat Adegeye, a former member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, reportedly passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.

According to Leadership, the ex-lawmaker died of cancer.

Late Mrs Adegeye was also a two-time member of the Lagos State Assembly Service Commission.

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The ‘Juju’ king has a total of seven wives.

In other news, an Ikeja Special Offences Court on Tuesday, September 21, sentenced a 23-year-old chef, Joshua Usulor, to 28 years imprisonment for killing a lawyer, Mrs Feyisayo Obot.

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Usulor, a chef, brutally murdered the 34-year-old mother of two on January 26, 2019, at the Citiheights Hotel, Opebi, Lagos State; where both of them lodged in different rooms.

Obot, an employee of an Abuja-based non-governmental organization, Save the Children, was in Lagos to write a project management examination. The prosecution, led by Mrs O.A. Bajulaiye-Bishi, had said that Usulor, a resident of Number 30, Fadiya Street, Ketu, Lagos; sneaked into the deceased’s hotel room to steal her money and her phones in order to offset his outstanding hotel bill.

The deceased struggled with him but was overpowered. He then stabbed her with a sharp knife on the stomach. Thereafter, he used the same knife to slit her throat. Satisfied that the woman was dead; he  made away with her phones and a cash sum of  twenty six thousand Naira (N26,000).

During interrogation, the suspect confessed to have committed the crime. He said he has never met Ms. Obot until the day he attacked her; adding that he was motivated to rob the deceased to enable him offset his hotel bill; having spent two days above the one day he paid for.

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo sentenced Usulor after he approached the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) for a plea bargain agreement; in which he would plead guilty to the crime.

The DPP had in the agreement approved a term of 21 years’ imprisonment which would begin from the date of Usulor’s remand.

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