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Dreams Cut Short…15 Year Old Fish Seller & Aspiring Lawyer Killed During Lekki Robbery Buried in Lagos




Sarah Ibikunle

Sarah Ibikunle, 15, had dreams of becoming a lawyer one day. But those dreams were cut short on Wednesday March 12th, after she was hit by stray bullets shot by robbers during a robbery in Lekki.

Ibikunle, who was a fish hawker and Primary 3 student of Itedo Primary School, was laid to rest at Ikoyi Cemetery on Monday, Punch reports.

All who knew her described her as a patient and kind individual.

“She was quite brilliant; not troublesome, accommodating and friendly. Her death is very painful,” said her class teacher,  Adebayo Moses.

Matron of the school, Dorcas Ogundare, said “The last day she was in school, she came a bit late and I joked with her that she would wash toilets. She just smiled and I told her to rush to the class. She was a child to all of us and had a bright future.”

When Ibikunle’s body was first deposited at a mortuary in Yaba, the facility initially requested a sum of N100,000 for to embalm the corpse and make burial arrangements. However, the management eventually revoked its decision on Monday and the body for burial without collecting any fee.

A pastor, had reportedly donated N100,000 to the deceased’s family when they made an appeal for funds via publications.

“It was published that we needed N100,000 to collect Sarah’s corpse, a pastor came and gave us the money. I also thank people who have been coming to sympathise with us. This kind of incident shall not be your portion,” said Sarah’s aunt, Omolafe.



  1. Mizzy

    March 24, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    amen oooo…. rest on young girl

  2. Friday's other child

    March 24, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    The country was already squandering her life away before she was killed. 15 and in Primary 3? Under normal circumstances she should have been near finishing secondary school. Nigeria we have a long way to go. May her soul rest in peace and in a place that does far better by her than Nigeria ever could.

    • ATL's finest

      March 25, 2015 at 2:53 pm

      @ Friday’s other child. Exactly my first thought. Primary 3 @ the age of 15??? Gosh this is do heartbreaking. RIP to her..

  3. B

    March 24, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Nemesis shall be caught on those robbers IJN their time is near sooo said

  4. soni

    March 24, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    rip young blood….omg sooo sad…hate it when young people die…nd it’s 12th of march not [email protected]

  5. maria

    March 24, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    RIP my dear.
    Primary 3 and she was fifteen? are they sure about the age of the girl? I graduated High school at 15

    • pinkie

      March 24, 2015 at 4:57 pm

      what do you mean, are they sure of the age? thank God for you! she didn’t have the same opportunity you have, hence her hawking on the street.
      eternal rest grant unto her!!!,

    • Ella

      March 24, 2015 at 5:10 pm

      Who cares about when you graduated high school! Isn’t it obvious that things aren’t very rosy for her family? And those idiots had to end her already hard life. :(. May God grant her soul rest from this wicked world. RIP dear one

    • Idomagirl

      March 25, 2015 at 8:46 pm

      You graduated high school at 15. Did you hawk fish? Abeg.

  6. smartcole

    March 24, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    may her gentle soul rest in perfect peace

  7. charles

    March 24, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    I saw the lifeless pix of this girl on the media-sic. I was moved to tears. It’s sad that this young girl eking out a living in a country that has given her little or absolutely nothing in return, will be rewarded this way. It’s just sad, very sad. Only God knows who will be the next promising soul, to go this way. . .

  8. Adaeze Writes

    March 24, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    So sad! I’m sure there was no money, that’s why she was still in pry school at fifteen. Such a loss! May her soul rest in peace. Amen

  9. nene+

    March 24, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    May Sarah’s soul rest in peace!
    Dear criminals, why have you chosen to steal, kill and cause sadness to hardworking Nigerians?

    You are same as boko haram! Your portion is the hotest place in hell! So be it unless you repent.

    Nigeria has become the fastest growing economy in Africa, yet your hands found nothing to do!

    Indians,Chinese daily come into Nigeria to explore and are very happy! They boast in their countries that they are abroad,yet some Nigerians s have chosen to steal why? Why? Why? And. Why?

    Men nowproudly make hair,make clothes,cook why have you my dear brothers chosen to steal?
    I beg you dear brothers and sisters please chose to stay away from stealing, in stealing you kill! Are you confused as to where to start when you stop stealing? Very simple meet men of God, pastors, they will support you. I can think of RCCG pastors, Pastor Itua Ighodalo of Trinity Church. VI.

    Feel so sad ! I pray Sarah and the rest police Officers find rest in the bosom of our God. Amen

    This remind us all that no one know the time! Its well!

  10. TruthBeTold

    March 24, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    May her soul rest in perfect peace. At least she is resting in the bosom of the almighty. What a shame……Poor girl trying to make a living n fulfil her dreams. May God help us.

  11. chy

    March 25, 2015 at 10:10 am


  12. Ovadje

    March 25, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    It does not really matter what her age or grade was (although as a nation we should do better for our citizens) because education is a life-long undertaking. Better late than never. RIP!

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