Nigerians woke up to the shocking news of the death of a woman, Aisha Alli-Balogun, who was murdered in cold blood by robbers in Ikorodu traffic on Friday night, December 16. The 28-year-old who was the presenter of popular comedy show, Stand-Up Nigeria was shot on Friday evening by dare devil robbers who were operating around the Asolo-Majidun road of the Ikorodu expressway in Lagos.
She was married to Ajibola Yussuf Abiose with whom she had two kids, a boy and a girl and was in company of her daughter, Fareeda and a pregnant friend when the ugly incident occured. Both were however kidnapped in the attack.
A version of the story has it that the assailants actually wanted to kidnap Aisha and her daughter and it was while she was struggling to save her daughter that she was hit with the bullet.
A source further confirmed that a ransom has been demanded for the release of Fareeda and Aisha’s pregnant friend. Aisha was buried on Saturday according to Islamic rites.
Until her death, she lived in Ogba with her husband. A friend who craved anonymity said that Aisha's husband is distraught as he attempts to come to terms with the death of his wife and kidnap of young daughter.
Will the perpetrators of this evil act be apprehended and brought to book? Or will it be swept under the carpet as one of the occurrences in the country?
Let's keep fingers crossed and watch the law enforcement agencies.
Meanwhile, our prayers are with the family of the deceased. May She Rest In Peace