A 53-year-old woman, Mrs Christiana Ashinwo, has shared a heart-wrenching account of how she and her 30-year-old daughter, Oluwatosin Ashinwo, were attacked by a knife-wielding obsessed suitor of the young lady, David Ogundele, 45, in Kwara State, Nigeria.
Mrs Ashinwo, who is based in Lagos State, told the Punch newspaper, that she first got to know David when he called her on phone and introduced himself as “Engineer David”, before asking her to beg her daughter, a worker at MTN, to marry him.
She said she told him that at 30, her daughter was old enough to choose who to marry.
She said the next time David called, he sounded very angry and said that he had never been humiliated the way her daughter humiliated him.
“He said he organised a birthday party for her and invited his friends and even bought a car as gift but she did not honour the invitation.
“I did not know what to say. My daughter already had a car and already has someone else she wanted to marry. I told him not to be annoyed and forget about the issue since my daughter had made up her mind.”
Mrs Ashinwo said she started having some bad dreams about her daughter and so decided to travel to Ilorin, kwara State, to visit her.
She said when she got there, her daughter took her to a woman who seemed to be her confidante.
According to her, the woman informed her while they were eating that her daughter had a fight with a man called Engineer David who threatened to kill her.
“I did not waste time; I stood up and told her I must report to the police. But my daughter told me to let the matter go. She said I was just making a big issue out of a small matter.
“She said that was why she did not like telling me some things sometimes. I let the matter go because I did not want to be like an overzealous mother.”
But it turned out to be a decision she would forever regret.
Madam Ashinwo said the next day, a Sunday, she and her daughter returned home from a social event and entered her flat.