It was an emotion-packed atmosphere yesterday as late Temidayo Adeleke, who was stabbed to death by her Cameroonian house help, was laid to rest at The Vaults and Gardens, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Prior to the burial, a funeral service attended by families and friends of the deceased was held at Guiding Light Assembly on Parkview Estate, where the victim lived.
Recalled that Joel Ludguo approached the 32-year-old lady around 10.30pm on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, and asked for advance payment of N15,000 out of his N27,000 salary.
Adeleke, whose marriage was slated for early 2017, was said to have pleaded with him to be patient, saying she did not have naira notes on her. But he refused.
Her entreaty fell on deaf ears as Ludguo left the boss’ living room in anger only to return minutes later with a knife and stabbed her in the chest.
The police had said the 22-year-old cleaner was desperate to send the money to his girlfriend in Cameroon, adding that the suspect would be duly prosecuted.
A mammoth crowd flooded The Vaults and Gardens on Thursday during the burial of the victim as tears streamed down the faces of many sympathisers.
The family members of the deceased were distraught to speak to journalists, but friends described Adeleke as a kind-hearted and passionate woman, who lived a virtuous life.