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Monday, 5 June 2017

Mother petitions Saraki, IGP, Dogara, over the alleged murder of her daughter by an Alhaji in Abuja, demands justice

A mother, Mrs Philomena Odama, has petitioned the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris, Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara, over the murder of her first daughter, Joy Odama, a 200 level student of the Cross Rivers state University. In the petition signed by her, which was shared on social media, Mrs Odama says that her daughter was allegedly murdered by one Alhaji Usman Adamu. Read her petition after the cut...

My name is Mrs Philomena ODAMA. I am a native of Yala LGA in Cross River State. I am resident at old Karmo village in Abuja.
Joy Odama is my first daughter. She is a 200 level undergraduate of Mass Communications at the Cross River State University; who just returned for Christmas holidays and met her untimely death.
On the 18th Dec, 2016, one Elizabeth from Ogoja LGA, Cross River State who is my daughters friend visited us and told Joy to accompany her to see one Alhaji Usman Adamu who she said was a philanthropist that gives scholarship to young students. She said the Alhaji lives in the same neighborhood, precisely at Ibro Quarters, Old Karmo-Abuja.
Knowing Elizabeth as a long time friend and without any suspicion, she innocently followed her to the said Alhaji's house. On getting there, my daughter called me that the Alhaji wants to see me. I asked why and she said that the Alhaji wants to help her with her education with other girls who lives in the neighborhood who are there with their parents. I quickly got to the house and Alhaji Usman ADAMU promised to help in my daughters education and equally promised to get me a job with the Nigerian Security & Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC). We exchanged numbers, i graciously thanked him and left with my daughter.
Two days later on the 20th December, 2016 in the evening, Alhaji Usman ADAMU called my daughter and said his house help is seriously sick and that she should please come and look after her while he goes to get a doctor. He also said he has called other girls (i.e the other girls we saw in his house the previous day). Joy told me and i allowed her to go. That was the last time i saw my daughter alive.
After a while on the same day, i called Joy and she said she was at the house with the other girls and will soon be coming back. About an hour later, when she was not yet back, i called severally but she did not pick. Out of curiosity, i called Alhaji Usman ADAMU on his number 08179606208 but he too did not pick. I became more worried and went to the house but couldn't gain access to Alhaji's apartment. The next morning, i called Joy and Alhaji ADAMU several times to no avail. Eventually, Alhaji ADAMU picked his call and to my surprise, he pretended not to know who i was nor who Joy was. When i pressed further he said " did anything happen to Joy" as if she does not know where she is. At this point i knew all was not well.
In panic, i called my husband (who was not around at the time due to the nature of his work), my relatives and neighbors and we all agreed to report to the police. As we were about stepping out to the police station, we saw two policemen in our house who asked us to follow them to the police station at Karmo. On getting there, the DPO informed us that all the girls that went to Alhaji's house are all unconscious; that one is not responding to treatment while the others are responding. We requested to see Joy but we were turned down and asked to come back the next day. We pressed further but the DPO insisted we go and come back as directed. The next day being 22nd December, 2016 i went back to the police station in company of relatives and a lawyer who is a close family friend. To my utter shock, i was told that my daughter was dead and has been taken to the mortuary.
We asked to know how, why and what led to Joy's death and the DPO, CSP NKEM RAPHAEL declined further comments. Our lawyer asked if the Alhaji has been arrested but CSP NKEM RAPHAEL bluntly told us that as far he is concerned, Alhaji is not culpable, no crime has been committed, that my daughter died a natural death and he cannot arrest Alhaji Usman ADAMU. DPO NKEM told the lawyer to take the matter to his superiors but that he has already informed them about the matter and as far as they are concerned, Alhaji ADAMU cannot be arrested. We requested to know the whereabout of my daughters corpse and the other girls responding to treatment so we can interview them. The DPO directed us to Federal Medical Center, Airport Road Abuja and on getting to the mortuary, we discovered body has already been embalmed. When we asked why my daughters body was embalmed without our knowledge, one of the attendant's confided in us that Alhaji Usman ADAMU first brought the dead body in the early hours of 21st Dec,2016 claiming to be the father of the girl. But on seeing the body, they suspected foul play and insisted that they will not admit the body until they see a police or doctor's report. Alhaji Usman ADAMU left and came back with DPO NKEM RAPHAEL of Karmo Divisional Police who ordered them to immediately embalm the body.
We also discovered that the other girls the DPO claimed were on admission in the hospital were not there. We went back to the police station to find out why our daughters body would be embalmed without our prior consent. At the police station, i saw Martha, one of the girls whom i met at Alhaji Usman ADAMU'S house. She was by the police canter and i asked her what happened to Joy and she narrated the following; " on the 20th of December, 2016 Alhaji Usman ADAMU called her to come to his house, that he has already called the other girls to help him look after his house help who was very sick. But her elder brother ( Emmanuel, who was also in the police station with her) stopped her from going to Alhaji's house that day. But that she sneaked very early in the morning to Alhaji's house the following day and on getting there she was shocked at what she saw. She saw my daughter , Joy ODAMA lying lifeless on the floor and the other girls were stooling and vomiting. She became afraid and tried to run out of the house but Alhaji Usman ADAMU and some inside the house held her back and brought her to the police station. When i was about asking her further questions, some police men shouted at her to stop talking and whisked her away.
We went back again to the DPO, CSP NKEM RAPHAEL to ask why my daughter was embalmed without our knowledge and that we heavily suspect foul play and demanded for an explanation and further investigation. The DPO reiterated his initial position and bluntly told us not to pursue this case further, that he would advise us to dialogue with Alhaji Usman ADAMU for our daughters burial. He insisted he has nothing more to do with us until we agree to meet with Alhaji Usman ADAMU.
On the advise of a family friend, we agreed to meet with Alhaji Usman ADAMU to shed more light on what actually transpired. On the agreed date of the meeting being 24th Dec., 2016 by 10am, we were at the police station with our lawyer but on sighting the lawyer, the DPO lied that the meeting has been postponed. When the lawyer asked why, he said that the Alhaji was not around and that his number is not connecting, that he will call the lawyer and inform her of the next date for the meeting. Immediately the lawyer left, the DPO quickly called us inside his office and we were so surprised to see Alhaji Usman ADAMU sitting right there. The DPO told us to put off our phones and drop it on his desk , that he does not want the meeting to be recorded. In attendance was the DPO, CSP NKEM RAPHAEL, DCO, SP MICHAEL OBIORA, the Inspector
Crime and Alhaji Usman ADAMU. On our side was my husband, myself, relatives and a family friend.
The DPO was the first to speak. He said if we know what is good for us we should agree to whatever the Alhaji will offer us and desist from further pursuing this matter. Alhaji Usman ADAMU then offered to settle the matter with Three Hundred Thousand Naira(N300,000) and we became infuriated with anger, left home and informed the lawyer what happened. The lawyer insisted that further investigation be carried out. The DPO again called for a second meeting where we met with AIG Umoru Usman Shehu; AIG Intelligence, Force Headquarters Abuja. AIG Umoru told us bluntly also that investigation in this matter is closed and cannot be reopened. He said Alhaji Usman ADAMU should add an additional One Hundred Thousand Naira (N100,000) to his initial offer. He told us harshly that that is the much he can do in this matter and that is his final decision and it is in our best interest to accept the offer. At this point, apparently sensing the threat in his tone, a family friend present called us aside and advised that we collect the money to give them a false believe that we have agreed to their terms while we go home and think of the next line of action, including having it as an exhibit.
As it stands now, it is very visible the blind and audible to the deaf that Alhaji Usman ADAMU has people in high places within the Nigerian Police Force and have connived with them to deny our poor family justice. So, i am passionately pleading and calling on the government and the general public to come to my aid so that my daughters gruesome death will not be in vain. Investigations has revealed that my daughter, Joy Odama is not the first girl that Alhaji Usman ADAMU has killed on the pretext of helping them.
I am using this medium to appeal to all to help me seek for justice in the painful death of my daughter.
Thank You.
Yours faithfully,
Mrs Philomena ODAMA.





69 comments:

Anonymous said...

God have mercy

Prince lexton said...

Greed is all I see here. Alhaji helping young girls? Haba, you should ve stopped your daughter immediately from seeing him. Ritualist has sucked your daughter's blood.

Prince lexton said...

Greed is all I see here. Alhaji helping young girls? Haba, you should ve stopped your daughter immediately from seeing him. Ritualist has sucked your daughter's blood.

FredLaw said...

What kind of fucked up country is this?

Mikel said...

Bloody ritualist! Using innocent girls for rituals.
This country is a joke, even the DPO,CSP and AIG of police knew that this Alhaji hands are very dirty but yet they can't prosecute him.
God save this country!

Pretty woman friend said...

This is so sad. Muslims n ritual

Laviv said...

So sad. A copy of this petition ought to be dropped at the office of the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation too

Millicent said...

OH MY GOD! What is the meaning of all these????

donduke said...

What abt the friend that took her there?

Ifeanyi Emmanuel said...

This is so sad, I know police try to make peace but not when the other party does not agree to it, the woman should take this to court.

donduke said...

Women don't do sensitive things without informing ur husband's

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Just like that?!


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Anonymous said...

Terrible! But madam, why did u keep silent for so long? This Alhaji is clearly a ritualist. Saraki,Dagora,IGP, oya, over to u. Walahi,if its my child, I would ve taken laws into my hands when I first sensed foul play,killed the Alhaji right & d DPO right in d station there and face the law. Rubbish!

Anonymous said...

Terrible! But madam, why did u keep silent for so long? This Alhaji is clearly a ritualist. Saraki,Dagora,IGP, oya, over to u. Walahi,if its my child, I would ve taken laws into my hands when I first sensed foul play,killed the Alhaji right & d DPO right in d station there and face the law. Rubbish!

Anonymous said...

Terrible! But madam, why did u keep silent for so long? This Alhaji is clearly a ritualist. Saraki,Dagora,IGP, oya, over to u. Walahi,if its my child, I would ve taken laws into my hands when I first sensed foul play,killed the Alhaji right & d DPO right in d station there and face the law. Rubbish!

Adaleng said...

Corruption in the highest order. B4 u know it, this case will be swept under the carpet. Rip to the dead.

Tiger H said...

God!
Evil men do nolongr live after them..now it lives with them

Imagine police covering him?
What would simply give him the impetus to do more

God is watching the evil men do under the sun!

Madam you may not get Justice in this country buh be assured that God will give u the fortitude to bear your lost.

Anonymous said...

This is terrible, God have mercy. Rest in peace to the dead. Madam be rest assured that justice will prevail. Take heart

NG said...

This is wickedness. At times like this, I wish I had the resources to teach people like the Alhaji and the corrupt policemen the lesson of their life.

Babyoku Oku said...

Alahaji matter, nawaaooo and ritual things...GOD lead us out of temptation..

Okey said...

It is a pity a young girl like Joy died carelessly. May her soul rest in peace.This should be a great lesson to others looking for such help and naive and careless mothers who would not keep their responsibilities as mothers. How can a right think girl or mother be deceived on the pretence that the housemaid was sick?Is/are the girl/girls a nurse/nurses?So many questions to asked.How did the girl die?What caused other girls to be vomiting and drooling?

RichyGame said...

No link to 'after the cut'... you sure say Linda go happy with all these shabby format huh? Today it's not typos but another level of carelessness.

Though I admire the shorter articles that fit the front page, it doesn't really help clicks because for the majority that don't comment, they needn't engage more clicks. It's like having all the news details on the front page of a newspaper, get it?

So many posts are too short for additional clicks and the ones that are longer have no links.

Bad strategy.

Anonymous said...

Madam to cut the long story short, you are not a model in parenting. Your #6 is on holidays.

Alhaji is giving YOUNG GIRLS scholarship and you allowed your daughter in. He called her over to his house, you allowed her go. You later called her number and that of Alhaji they were unanswered, you had the adrenaline to wait till the next day!

Anyways RIP to the dead!

Anonymous said...

madam are you people serious?


please madam go and get witnesses. that girl that said she came the next day and met people vomiting needs to testify in court. she needs to make a video that you can post on LIB.
you need to do autopsy and find cause of death. im not sure if embalment means that cannot be done again sha. get statement from the gateman at alhajis house.

young girls shebi you hear. sit at home dont go to any alhajis house. philantropy or runs. na wa.

nony bright said...

Hmmm...wat a world ... The people that should be protecting us are the ones killing us..smh

pioneer m said...

Wonder shall never end in a zoo called Nigeria and foolish nothern power controling.

Anonymous said...

I have been following this story on Brekete Family Abuja. it is so sad that this case is still at this stage and getting justice is becoming really hard. Sometimes I wonder if there is really justice for the poor or less privileged.

Anonymous said...

The woman that took the girl to Alhaji has a lot of questions to answer in this matter

Anonymous said...

It is well

Larry said...

The alhaji have used her for money ritual. There is no other explanation to this and this is why they have their people in top government positions, to enable them evade justice when they commit any offense.

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Edwina said...

Hmmmmmm! Na wa o! Really pathetic story. May her soul rest in piece. But at thesame time I still blame the mother. Why will she be so gullible at her age. Even if the daughter was gullible, it's quite understandable, but it's you duty as her mother to put her back on track. 1. As at when you allowed your daughter to go at first with her friend, you had never met this Alhaji. Doesn't the name "Alhaji" give you cold shivers, owing to the kind of strange stories you hear about them. 2.you allowed your daughter go at first without your husband's consent; atleast you should have called your husband. 3. According to the Alhaji, his maid was very ill, that was why he called your daughter to come and take care of her, and he told you he also called the other girls. So he called all the girls to come and look after the sick maid. Madam, Haba u should have suspected something na. I hate it when people use poverty as a yardstick to make themselves gullible. Anyway what has happened, has happened. It will never be well with that Alhaji. Nemesis will surely catch up with him sooner than he'll expect. And for those policemen, they'll meet their waterloo soon. I have always said it, and will continue to say "police is a cursed profession." I will rather remain jobless than to join the Nigerian police force.

Bishop Ebube said...

What a mess pls your Governor should be involved also.

Prince lexton said...

Greed is all I see here. Alhaji helping young girls? Haba, you should ve stopped your daughter immediately from seeing him. Ritualist has sucked your daughter's blood.

AOI said...

This country is seriously sick. Don't understand how this can happen. It's time to have our own amendment to the Constitution to allow everyone protect himself and also seek justice by self.

I was a total supporter of Buhari, but nothing has improved since he came into office. The police has not changed at all. Seems the IG is a terrible leader.

In Warri, the police (including traffic men) are lords. They openly extort money from poor motorist. The Enerhen and Udu police are particularly evil minded. It now a nightmare to use the DSC expressway, because of police extortion.

Nigerians need to fight for themselves.

Anonymous said...

It is clear that there's more to this issue. Aunty linda please if you can kindly use your medium (linda ikeji tv) to assist the family by sending your team to Abuja to investigate please

Anonymous said...

The police, the Albania, every one should be prosecuted for the crime and obstruction of justice. It's time for us all to demonstrate or else your case will be next and nothing will be done. Act responsibly. Ashewo or not. Mama know or not. The police should protect and no one has the right to take anyone's life.

Ninzo Journalist said...

Hmmm wickedness. Pls we should be careful of helpers. Some of them are ritualists! Girls shine ur eyes! Beware of d places u go and friends!

Linda Ekemezie said...

Please close ur mouth if u don't have something nice to say with it.if it were ur sister I hope u will say the same thing.u know how hard people are suffering in this country and people can accept help from any body..

Linda Ekemezie said...

God help ur children. Justice for joy.

Anonymous said...

The live stories were in BREKETE FAMILY-YouTube. it's a human rights Radio & Television station in Abuja. You will be crying listening to her story. It's so pathetic! The director of the program, Ordinary President Ahmed Isah, has tried to get to d bottom of the stories but the Alhaji seemed to be connected to very powerful people in the country. As it stands now, He cannot be arrested. So he's untouchable...The story has been going on for quite sometime.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm alhaji its fair o,den madam u r at fault too u met someone for d first time nd he already calls for help d next day ?

Anonymous said...

May God heal our land. It is very sad our people will prefer a free money (shortcut) and greed to hardwork and simplicity. If you cut your cloth according to your size, work hard and trust GOD, you wont be looking for a free money. The mother actually did wrong by allowing her daughter to go to Alhaji. Why did she accept the #400K offer from the said alhaji? Our people must be wiser know. I pray many peolpe will learn from this

Anonymous said...

I am surprised to notice that many Nigerians are not aware of one Human Rights Radio & Television Station in Abuja, called BREKETE FAMILY. It's in both YouTube & Facebook. It has over 50millions followers in Nigeria alone. It's a very interesting and educating programs that no one should miss. I think Linda should partner with this program.

RareSpecie Z said...

WTF!!
Hang me a Ritualist n Dirty Cops ASAP.

OSINANL said...

ALL THESE MUSLIM ALHAJI'S CAN BE VERY FETISH...

olusamjide said...

I was following this case on Brekete Family, it is very obvious that there is different law for the rich and different for the poor Nigerians. There are untouchable Nigerians, i even learnt that the AIG is a brother to the said Alhaji. The Alhaji is using those girls for ritual, maggot is oozing from private part of one of the girls. Attorney General and IG of Police should intervene in this matter to get justice for this poor family

Anonymous said...

Gbam

DULLA said...

Madam,sorry for your loss and may the dead rest in peace. After much said eh,you are to blame 100%,you have nothing to say,just greed. Now you have killed this pretty girl with a bright future.

Anonymous said...

Satan punish u..why Muslims and ritual.

Anonymous said...

What is consent if the husband going to give he was so poor and desperate he would have probably allowed. Or maybe she is a widow. Na wa.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous don't be so quick ti talk oh. You have never got to a point before when you are in dire need. That time any offer will be like manna from heaven. All this is just a testament to how poor people treat rich people in Nigeria. Many are blaming the woman now because we have seen the outcome but the sane people may have fallen for something similar. Once Someone is rich they are like a God nobody questions them especially when they have offered something. If that man was a regular man like the mother she would not have allowed her daughter go. Because he was rich and powerful she could not talk. The brother of that girl was solo smart not to allow her go.only God knows if the girls themselves knew there was more to the philanthropic story but based in code did not tell thier parents at home.

pioneer m said...

Greed is main problem of Nigerian. How are,we sure the mother didn't sleep with alhaji also in the name,of help" even with out,the husband knoledge? In the beginning I thought she was a single mother. Dirty things. Nothing goes for nothing.

Fearless! said...

Does poverty take people's brains away?
How on earth can Alhaji tell you he is helping young girls in the area to the exclusion of young boys and you did not sense foul play then!
i think you thought he was just going to sleep with her and get material things but the devil played a fast one on you and took away your young daughter, you are a bad parent, greedy and negligent!

You are a parent and you are meant to be a light to your children, how can you commit this type of blunder?!

That said, the Alhaji and all his accomplices must face the LAW!

RIP to the dead.

junia said...

Oh my God! He has used her 4 ritual and it's so heart broken that the police re aware of his acts. Nigeria my country what has happened 2 u. This is so sad. #justiceforjoy ohhhh

Bree said...

Very sad indeed..WHY POLICE So CORRUPT like this?? GOVERNMENT PLz do something if not this SO called ALHAJI will continue killing...

OGAR JOSEPH said...

It will be a welcome idea if LIB can give us the lending hand.I will lead her to the team handling this case.

Anonymous said...

The people they are calling out to for help in the senate are they not ritualist themselves. When establishments is the problem who do you run too?

Anonymous said...

It is a pity but poverty is no reason to be naive. Why agree to have a man you barely know help your daughter to the extent of allowing her go out with your permission.
This paints the picture of ritual murder with Police conspiracy.

Anonymous said...

The conniving DPO (nkem raphael) & his crooked friend (Michael Obiora) are Muslims too ba?

It's like brain is paining you.
Biggot!

Anonymous said...

Idiot!! When it comes to "money rituals" your people are 2nd to non in Nigeria
Akindanidani !

lami said...

The Mother should not have allowed the daughter in the first place.

Anonymous said...

The girl was used for ritual,she and her mother should have known better.alhaji n help indeed.

Anonymous said...

Alhaji is not the first or the last to use people for rituals. Even igbos and yorubas do the same.It's just that this his strategy was exposed.

Lots of parents know how to have sex and birth children then turnaround soliciting for help to train their children. Why not give birth to the number you can train without support from anyone?

You go to even your own rich relative to assist, yes he will assist but when his cult needs blood, he will access the ladder and steal from you without you knowing he is behind your woe, even provide money for burial etc. Some of them wait for the child to start working, get married or even raise children before they strike. That way, they can keep exchanging their heads for long freely.

Plenty things happen in Africa not just Nigeria or one ethnic group.

Everybody, look well well before accepting help from "the rich" because most of their help comes with a price tag which must be paid.

Anonymous said...

Nigerian police should be scrapped and let people protect themselves. It is obvious that they pose more danger to the people than danger itself. Police in Nigeria is of no use to the citizens. It's better not existing.

Anonymous said...

Nigerian police should be scrapped and let people protect themselves. It is obvious that they pose more danger to the people than danger itself. Police in Nigeria is of no use to the citizens. It's better not existing.

Anonymous said...

No body has the right to take anothers life,the mother did nothing wrong in allowing her daughter go there,cos if its not Joy it will b another girl somewhere,all i pray for is that God expose them all,thats why the rich fly thy daughters out of the country to school, why cnt young girls breath in. This nigeria.i hate nigeria nd all the evil men in it

kemi ajisafe said...

I have been following this story since last year on brekete family radio Abuja,but to my own suprise, this alhaji has not been arrested this is a systemic failure. People should stop blaming the poor woman because enough has befell her we should all cry for justice ,this can happen to anybody her friend came to call her what of if this incident happened in her school will you still blame d woman ?even you pple that are commenting you can fall victim of bad friends may God direct our footsteps. Joy is not d first girl that died in alhaji's house and the girl that came to call joy that day has also been used by this same alhaji be cos her private part is rotten bring out big big maggot.So if u don't know d detail pls pray this should not happen to your wards.Joy Mother is only using this medium to educate other girls in order not to fall victim of alhaji pls let's all support this course.

Anonymous said...

Nigerian police,hahahaha!!!! When Nnamdi KANU called Nigeria stupid country and zoo,Nigerian's were shouting but look it the invent that is going on here,is zoo not better than Nigeria?,madam there will be no justice for u in Nigeria.the people u called are the same people,birds of the same feather.but I no one man,only but one man,his name is JESUS CHRIST,go to the altar of your church,pour out ur heart and allow him to take revenge, but for Nigeria no justices for u.Nigeria is an evil forest.all u can see in evil forest is what u see in Nigeria.

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