Popular AIT Presenter and sports administrator, Aisha Falode, has said that her late son, Oloruntoba (pictured beside mum), was murdered in Dubai by a boy who hails from Saudi Arabia.
She made this revelation on Tuesday while calling on the Nigerian government to immediately intervene in the matter.
Falode alleged that there was a plot by the Dubai police authorities to cover up the alleged murder of the late Oluwatoba, who was alleged to have fallen from the balcony of his 17th floor (Apartment 1703) in Manchester Towers, Dubai Marina, Dubai, on Saturday, February, 15, 2014.
Until his death, Oloruntoba, popularly called Tyler, was a student of Audio Production at the SAE Institute in the United Arab Emirate.
Addressing the press in Lagos, on Tuesday, alongside her lawyer, Mr Festus Keyamo, on the facts surrounding her son’s death, Falode said her personal investigations revealed that Oloruntoba was actually murdered by one Saudi national and a Briton (names witheld).
She claimed that she had gathered enough evidence which proved that her son was murdered.
“We travelled to Dubai in April and met with some of my son’s friends who were present in the apartment on that fateful day.
“The summary of the accounts of these friends were totally different from what the police report indicated and revealed a weak attempt by the authorities in Dubai to hide facts that pointed to the fact that my poor son was murdered.
“It was like 18 to 20 metres from the building. The police (in Dubai) have not done a proper investigation on my son’s death because they said everybody in the apartment gave the same account of what happened, which was that my son was alone on the balcony and he sat on the railing and was swinging back and forth and he fell.
“The police did not tell us the whole truth and are trying to cover up for this Saudi boy,” she said.
But, according to Falode, some of Oluwatoba’s friends were also present in the apartment when the incident happened.
Falode said Oloruntoba’s friends present in the apartment told her that they noticed that the Saudi boy had splatters of blood on his T-shirt, cuts on his fingers and blood on his knuckles.
“In panic, they rushed to the balcony and saw that my son was no longer there. So, they knew that something had happened.
“The Saudi boy kept telling them that they shouldn’t worry about it (my son’s death); because the maximum he would do was 25 years in jail, and that he would take care of it.
“My findings revealed that Saudi boy’s father is a major investor in Dubai and so Dubai authorities would do anything to protect the boy because of his father’s investments,” she said