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50-year-woman Stabbed to death in her House in VGC | Residents Suspect Gateman who is at large



dreamstime_stabA 50-year-old woman’s body was found lifeless over the weekend at her apartment at House J68B, Close 9, Victoria Garden City (VGC), Ajah, Vanguard reports.

A resident who gave his name simply as Okunola, said the victim, identified as Mabel Okafor, was found in the pool of her blood by a man that claimed to have heard voices from the building, consequent upon which police were invited.

“Everyone suspects her private guard. This is because immediately the incident happened, the guard was nowhere to be found. Her phone was also missing. She lived alone,” Okunola said.

Following the development, a report published by Vanguard on Tuesday (August 23) said that indications have emerged that the victim was murdered by her security guard after an argument over his (security guard’s) salary.

The gateman who is at large, was said to have been brought by the deceased’s former gateman, and has only been with her for two months before the tragic incident.

A resident who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said:

Nobody knew that the woman was dead until last Friday. We learned that she was stabbed last Wednesday, but it was not until her church members visited on Friday that they found her decomposing body.

The gate of the building was only bolted, but not locked when the church members came. One of them said they became apprehensive after several calls to her mobile telephone indicated that her line was switched off, prompting them to pay her a visit, only to be welcome with a stench from her room.

Her body was found on the floor of the sitting room downstairs, with a knife protruding out of her stomach.

After her death, some gate men from the suspected culprit’s ethnic group said he had boasted that he would leave an indelible mark on her madam, following argument over increase in his salary.

They said he claimed he was being paid N20,000 but demanded for an increase of N10,000 but the woman refused. The fleeing gate man was quoted by some gate men here to have argued that he usually washed his madam’s car and also swept the compound.

The spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, SP Dolapo Badmus, who confirmed the report said:

At about 12AM, upon information received at Ajah Police Division that one Mabel Mang Okafor, 50, was found dead in her room at House J68B, Close 9, VGC, Ajah, a team of detectives attached to the division visited, examined and photographed the scene.

The team discovered that the deceased was stabbed in the stomach by unknown person(s). The corpse has been deposited at a mortuary for autopsy. Meanwhile, effort is on to arrest the perpetrators of the act. The case is under discreet investigation.

Photo Credit: Ryan Taylor | Dreamstime


  1. BlueEyed

    August 23, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Why do I feel like this gate man is a northerner, a Muslim to be more precise.

    • Fab

      August 23, 2016 at 5:06 pm

      Because u are a religious bigot. Is it only Muslims dat kill? D fact dat d Hausas are making a fool of dem selves doesn’t make al muslims mudrers. Who kill reach xtians? Everybody n.a. thief n.a. only person wey dem catch dey hear am. So dnt tink xtians are holy. Dey jst do ders systematically. Al d pple u rob and kidnap and kill who eva tagged al xtians kidnappers or robbers or mudrers? So pls dnt judge pple if u dnt want to be judged.

    • Naijatalk

      August 23, 2016 at 6:00 pm

      Kidnappers and ritualists are not Christian. Just because these things happen in the south you assume the perpetrators are Christian. Southerners can be Christian, Muslim, traditionalist, or atheist.

    • Darius

      August 23, 2016 at 7:57 pm

      So, ritual killings, armed robbery and kidnappings are non-existent in the north?

    • omoh

      August 23, 2016 at 11:09 pm

      Well he is a northerner and was introduced by the previous one as stated in the report, he even raped her

    • lola

      August 24, 2016 at 10:04 am

      So it is only Muslims and Northerners that commit crimes? You must be very insane for this comment and needs medication at Yaba left.

    • lola

      August 24, 2016 at 10:10 am

      Naija talk,so those ones that kidnap in the South South are not Christians abi? Keep thinking like a retard you hear.

    • Nkechi

      August 24, 2016 at 3:43 pm

      Funnily enough, ours is also a northerner who does not joke with his fasting period and prayers but very nice, friendly and protective. He gets paid through a company. Another thing, my aunty has 3 giant dogs. You can’t let those dogs out without them attacking anyone. In fact, one of them attacked her security guard when he was fast asleep. She knows when to let them out. They are like lions. This story is very sad. Killing someone because of a raise is wicked and far fetched. May God comfort her family and protect us all.

  2. Puzzles

    August 23, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Why is the report hiding his ethnic group naw? We all know he’s a northerner.

    Interrogate his fellow gatemen very well, They know where he is but will not say anything. They can cover for their people very well. I won’t be surprised if he has already gotten another job in another estate.

    God protect us, especially women

  3. shadykiks

    August 23, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    may her soul rest in peace. amen. living alone is not healthy, too risky i must say especially for the elderly ones.

    • Anon

      August 23, 2016 at 4:02 pm

      Living alone isn’t healthy? Too risky?

      May her soul rest in peace. Some of these “malams” are not needed. VGC is relatively safe. If only she knew. She could have secured her house herself. Used electronic security. Opened her gates and closed her gates herself. I pray others learn.

    • bruno

      August 23, 2016 at 4:55 pm

      its not easy. opening gate, throwing away trash, sweeping the compound etc. u also need someone to watch over ur properties when u travel.

      20,000 is okay for the security man. some places they pay their security man 10,000 or 15,000.

      may her soul rest in peace. most security men are not even nogerian. they are from niger or mali

    • Anon

      August 23, 2016 at 7:06 pm

      Throwing away trash, sweeping the compound etc? Those are not chores for a “malam.” Electronic security is the way now even when you travel.

    • Mannie

      August 23, 2016 at 9:21 pm

      Bruno, #20000pm isn’t a sufficient salary for a security officer. The ones I know of earn #52000 a month. In fact, who earns #20000 a month in Nigeria?

  4. OJB

    August 23, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    May God have mercy

  5. madiora

    August 23, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    It is well.

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    August 23, 2016 at 4:01 pm

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  7. Kkay

    August 23, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Was shocked when I got this news
    May her soul RIP.

    Please, get your security men and other domestic staff from reputable agencies.

  8. ME

    August 23, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Mr. abi Ms. Fab, you are funny o. So you accused BlueEyed of bigotry but still continued to spew same. It is enough to correct him/her but obviously you share something in common: bigotry, blind rage and stupidity. Lol. See your life?
    May the woman rest in peace sha but it is likely that the person is indeed a northerner and the choice of weapon is also characteristic of them. That is not to say that all security guards are northerners. It is just likely. And most northerners are moslems but it still not conclusive.
    The point is that people have to be careful about the domestic staff they have around the.

  9. concerned9a

    August 23, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Honestly no successful woman should live alone in 9ja…exception being block of flats/Apartments the death of 9jas first female pilot..and the head of some ministry in Abuja..same story..successful women living alone killed by their Maguard..

    • Atreides

      August 23, 2016 at 7:23 pm

      The pilot was Hadiza Lantana.
      Her story still gives me shivers till today.
      I hope this case won’t end up like hers.

  10. Hotchick

    August 23, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    I knew Mabel! She was very kind and super lovely. I am beyond saddened by her death and horrified by the way she died.

    I hope they find the perpetrator(s), and bring him or her (or them) to justice.

    May her soul continue to rest in perfect peace.

  11. concerned9a

    August 23, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    Spot on @Atriedes…Hadiza Lantana very successful and accomplished she was…
    Hope this wouldn’t be swept under the carpet as usual..

    Here’s the link

  12. Ememobong

    August 23, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Hian! When your security is not secure. I think three kinds of staff you should not joke with in your home, your security personnel, your cook and your nanny. These are the people that can destroy you if they so wish.

  13. Darius

    August 23, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    So ritual killings, armed robbery and kidnappings are non-existent in the north?

  14. Uju Onwudimegwu

    August 23, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    @Ememobong …and eventually destroy themselves!

  15. Me2me

    August 23, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    May her gentle soul rest in peace. May her killer be sorted by God.

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