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Residents of Victoria Garden City (VGC), Lekki, Lagos State, were thrown into mourning at the weekend over the alleged stabbing of a 50-year-old woman to death by her guard.

The victim, Mabel Mang Okafor, was found dead in the pool of her blood in her room at House J68B, Close 9, VGC, Lekki-Ajah.

A team of detectives attached to the Ajah police division, visited and examined the crime scene immediately they were alerted. They discovered that unknown persons stabbed the deceased in her stomach.

According to a source, the woman lived in the big house alone with a security man she employed, though she had other tenants residing in the boys’ quarters of the building.

“Some of her money, jewelries and all phones were missing, while the doors were locked against her. There is no evidence to trace the killers, but we heard her security man from Niger Republic is at large. The Police are still searching for her killers,” the source said.

When The Guardian visited the house, the place was still under police surveillance, while the street was deserted except for a couple that was sighted in a car leaving an apartment.

A Togolese security man living in the area, said: “Many rich women in VGC live alone in big mansions without husbands, relatives, friends or visitors, just like the deceased. She was a very strict and no-nonsense woman.”

Asked why security in the highbrow estate is lax, he said: “The VGC Security patrolmen always arrest security guards or Abokis found outside people’s building. The authority doesn’t want to see three or more men discussing outside any building. They want us to stay indoors 24 hours, which is not possible. Sometimes, we come out to take fresh air. If you are arrested, you would bail yourself with N40,000, that is if your boss is not in town to bail you.”


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