Aisha Falode: 'I want to know who killed my son'

About three months after her son’s mysterious death in Dubai, United Arab Emirate, Ms Aisha Falode, an ace sports commentator is still searching for the killer and the circumstances that led to the murder of her only son.

Frustrated by the authorities in Dubai, Aisha has petitioned the Speaker, House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, to intervene in finding out what happened to her son on the day he died.

Oloruntoba Falode was allegedly killed when he fell from the 17th floor of a storey building on Feb.15.

In a 10-page petition signed entitled: ‘Petition of my son’s death, Olorutoba Falode in Dubai, she demanded for an unbiased investigation into her son’s death among others.

“I am writing to formally petition you for the active support of the Federal Government of Nigeria, in my efforts to seek justice from the Government of Dubai following the death of my son.

“I was informed that Toba died following a fall from the balcony of his 17th floor apartment (1703), located in Manchester Tower, Dubai Marina, Dubai.

According to her, Toba was legally living in Dubai as a student in one of the prestigious universities.

Falode said that the information given by the Dubai authorities was faulty as it was at variance with eyewitnesses’ accounts.

“I would, therefore, like to petition the Federal Government of Nigeria to support me in finding out the real truth of what occurred that fateful night my son died.

“I would also like the House of Representatives to request that every support and assistance is provided by the Government of the UAE.

“The assistance is for a re-investigation and further enquiry into the death of my son.

Aisha Falode and her son

“Only the full weight of the Nigerian Authorities will ensure that the truth is uncovered and my son gets justice,” she said.

Falode said that the Nigerian Embassy in Dubai assisted her by providing a translator that helped secure the documents required to help her repatriate Toba’s remains to Nigeria.

She said that before the family left Dubai, they formally submitted a request through the embassy to the Dubai Foreign Ministry, to access the case file into Toba’s death.

She said that the family had not heard anything yet from the ministry. (NAN)