The conclusion of the investigation into the death of Itunu Babalola, a Nigerian woman who was “wrongfully jailed” in Cote D’Ivoire, according to Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairperson of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), will shock many.
At a media briefing on Thursday at the state house in Abuja, Dabiri-Erewa revealed this in response to queries.
Speaking of the commission’s efforts to obtain justice for the deceased, Dabiri-Erewa claimed that a Nigerian who claimed to be looking into the circumstances of Babalola’s death paid her a visit just before she passed away.
The NIDCOM chairperson said Babalola might have been implicated by those who she regards as friends.
Dabiri-Erewa also lamented that the lack of CCTV footage has made it difficult to â€˜reallyâ€™ identify the suspect whom she described as â€˜dark, male who had a relationship with the girlâ€™.
â€œThe case is in court and I would not want to pre-empt what is in court but there are some sad things about that,â€