Mrs. Vivian Ifenyinwa Obieshi, wife to late Mr. Chikere Obieshi popularly known as Jesus’ Brother (JB) has said her husband’s killing was preplanned and not accidental as claimed by the police.
“Before Sunday incidence, the celebrant had called my husband telling him of a birthday party but, later that night he called him again that it had been postponed to Sunday.
Amidst uncontrollable tears, the 28-year-old widow said her husband has been wasted for trying to be his brother’s keeper.
“I am heartbroken and bitter, and what I want is justice for my husband. Inspr. Mohammed Hussini and Asiwaju and every other person’s involved in his murder should not go unpunished because the only wrong thing my husband did was to be a brother’s keeper.” She lamented.
She described the 38-year-old father of her four (4) children as friendly.
“Anywhere he enters, he makes friend and tries to put smiles on the faces of everybody. This is not a case of an accident, this was a planned deal.
“I want justice for him and want all those involved be brought to light and all those involved to be brought to justice,” she insisted.
She stated further that she never heard her husband talk about Asiwaju inviting him to a party but decided to honour him because the venue was close to their house.
“That place he was invited to, he doesn’t like going to such places but because he was somebody that likes honouring invitations, he went. Before he entered the party, he called and said ‘let me just show my face, honour the invitation and come out, I’m coming in the next few minutes, you will see me,’ and I said okay.
“I started hearing there was a gun shot at the Da-Silver Club and that the celebrant the so-called Asiwaju that invited my husband for the birthday had jumped over the fence, and is nowhere to be found, no communication, he could not even reach us the family or to tell us what happened or anything.
“So I feel this was a perfectly signed deal and accidental as claimed by the police.
She informed journalists that she was with her husband all through the day, because he went with her to the hospital for medical check-up following a surgery that she is still recuperating from.
“If it was far, he wouldn’t have gone because he knows my condition. I believe vividly that this was a set-up.”
Interpreting a video she saw, JB’s widow said the celebrant, Asiwaju was looking very anxious like he was expecting something to happen.
“From the video that I saw, the Asiwaju was very anxious, he felt something was going to happen. My husband was spraying him money and he was just standing upright, not moving, not dancing.
“Immediately the gun shot was aimed, he flew over the fence, took his car and left, so I believe this was a clear assassin’s case.
“I want justice for my children, for me and for JB Communcations. I know my husband soul is not going to rest until justice is served.
“All his plans for us, and everything, gone just like that, just one person, just one human being trying to shatter the lives of me and my children. I not going to back off but keep on fighting; Justice must be served, Asiwaju and all those perpetrators and everyone at the back must be brought to justice.” She cried.
She stated further that her husband is a very straight forward person and would always describe his family as his investment.
“He doesn’t joke with his family, his children, his mother and siblings. If you have not met my husband or never known him, the first day you meet him, he is so proud of his family, he will tell you about his wife, he will tell you about his kids, even during my surgery in the hospital, all the nurses where like I have never seen this kind of love before.
“While on the sick bed, he will lie down with me, he will rub my back, he would stay with me, even he was in tears, he was there, he was so happy that the surgery was successful that he dashed money to all the workers, and they were so happy, that is my husband for you.” She said
She claimed that following the incident, the police did not contact her, rather she called the police but added that a police officer came to hheron Wednesday to take her statement.
She expressed doubt that justice would be served.“I am not assured because I know Asiwaju works with the police and I know he has connections, and I know they are trying their best to cover some kinds of things up and that is why I am calling on everybody and on the IGP to help seek justice for my husband, if not for me but for my little kids because I don’t know where to start from. I need justice,” she cried.
Family members and friends of the deceased also held a press conference at the Computer Village office of the deceased, calling for justice.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin in a statement issued on Wednesday confirmed there was shooting incident at birthday party in Egbeda.
According to the Police Spokesperson, he disclosed that the Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi has ordered an immediate full-scale investigation into circumstances surrounding the unfortunate incident on Sunday April 24, 2022 at about 2100 hours.
The police also said that the shooting incident occurred at La Silver Bar, Egbeda which resulted in the death of two persons and injuries to others.