The family of a fifty-seven-year-old domestic worker from Ghana, Mr. Justice Wiafe Akente has appealed to the Nigerian authorities to investigate his death in questionable circumstances in Lagos.

The family said that Mr. Akente, who worked at the home of an industrialist, Chief Lanre Okoya in Victoria Gardens City VGC went to work on 7th of March and did not return.

According to the wife of the deceased Mrs Cecelia Wiafe Kente,  the news of her husband’s death came as a shock as he was not sick.

Wife of the deceased

She decried the treatment meted to the family saying, it was a house help that called her daughter to say her husband had died and since then the deceased boss, Chief Okoya had not called her.

The late Justice wiafe-Akente’s daughter Francisca an undergraduate said the house help who called to say her father had died, said he died in his sleep.

Miss Wiafe-Akenten said to her surprise the father’s boss did not bother to commiserate with the family.

Daughter of the deceased

A relation of the deceased, Mr Smith John who decried the attitude showed by Chief Lanre Okoya pointed out that he would have left the body for the police to investigate the death, but that the body was already decomposing

When Contacted, Chief Lanre Okoya denied all allegations, stressing that he had a good relationship with the deceased.

The deceased and his family

All efforts to get the Ghana’s Consul General in Lagos, Mr James Nyasembi to comment on the issue were unsuccessful

Mr Justice Wiafe-Akente was a driver to Chief Lanre Okoya and findings revealed that he occasionally passed the night in his boss’s house whenever the need arose.


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