Young Female Fish Seller Killed In Lekki Bank Robbery Buried In Ikoyi

Published On: March 24, 2015, 6:29 am (5 years ago)
Author: Mister Jay Wonder
bohlah (m)

Relatives, friends and teachers of Sarah Ibikunke, the 15-year-old basic three pupil, who was shot dead by a gang of robbers in the Lekki Phase 1, Lagos State, gathered on Monday to give her their last respect.

Sympathisers spoke glowingly about the teenager, who had longed to become a lawyer, as she was laid to rest at the Ikoyi Cemetery.

The bandits, said to be in military uniforms, had on March 12 laid siege to a branch of First Monument Bank Limited on Admiralty Way, firing guns indiscriminately. In the process, three cops among a police team escorting a bus belonging to an oil company were killed, while Sarah, who was hawking fish around the area, was hit by stray bullets.
PUNCH Metro had also reported that the management of a mortuary in Yaba, where the girl’s corpse was deposited, requested a sum of N100,000 for the embalm and burial arrangements of the victim.
However, the management rescinded its decision on Monday and released the remains for burial at the cemetery without collecting any fee.

It was also gathered that a pastor, who did not want his name in print, had earlier donated N100,000 to the deceased’s family.

Sarah’s class teacher in Itedo Primary School, Mr. Adebayo Moses, described her as a brilliant and well-behaved pupil. He said:
“She was quite brilliant; not troublesome, accommodating and friendly. Her death is very painful.”
The matron of the school, Mrs. Dorcas Ogundare, said Sarah’s character attracted love to her from all staff members.
“The last day she was in school, she came a bit late and I joked with her that she would wash toilets. She just smiled and I told her to rush to the class. She was a child to all of us and had a bright future,”
she said.
The victim’s schoolmate, Inidara Friday, said he was astonished by her attitude in school on Wednesday, a day before the incident.

He said, “She was gentle. She did not play around like other pupils. But that day, she played a lot with her friends. I was surprised to see her in such mood; may her soul rest in peace.”

Sarah’s aunt Mrs. Omolafe, appreciated those who stood by the family while they grieved the loss of their loved one. She said,
“The following day it was published that we needed N100,000 to collect Sarah’s corpse, a pastor came and gave us the money. I also thank people who have been coming to sympathise with us. This kind of incident shall not be your portion.”

For more scintillating and juicy stories, follow the official Naijapals accounts On Twitter - @Naijapals and Facebook -

Posted: (5 years ago) on 24-03-2015 06:29 AM | Addicted Hero
So sad! RIP dear
Posted: (5 years ago) on 24-03-2015 06:46 AM | Gistmaniac
 Sad Sad Sad
Posted: (5 years ago) on 24-03-2015 07:26 AM | Gistmaniac
Posted: (5 years ago) on 24-03-2015 07:35 AM | Addicted Hero
Na wa o...
Posted: (5 years ago) on 24-03-2015 08:17 AM | Upcoming
Posted: (5 years ago) on 24-03-2015 08:20 AM | Hero
So painful,RIP little Angel..
Posted: (5 years ago) on 24-03-2015 08:42 AM | Gistmaniac
Bad world
Posted: (5 years ago) on 24-03-2015 09:53 AM | Hero
RIP dear. The world is so wild
Posted: (5 years ago) on 24-03-2015 10:27 AM | Addicted Hero
 Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh?
Posted: (5 years ago) on 24-03-2015 11:22 AM | Addicted Hero
Posted: (5 years ago) on 24-03-2015 11:39 AM | Newbie
Posted: (5 years ago) on 24-03-2015 03:20 PM | Gistmaniac
Posted: (5 years ago) on 24-03-2015 04:38 PM | Upcoming
RIP Sarah
Posted: (5 years ago) on 24-03-2015 04:57 PM | Newbie
zoe61 zoe61 (f)
Posted: (5 years ago) on 24-03-2015 04:58 PM | Hero
RIP..Innocent One!
Posted: (5 years ago) on 24-03-2015 06:27 PM | Upcoming
So sad RIP
Posted: (5 years ago) on 25-03-2015 09:35 AM | Upcoming
Very painful honestly
Posted: (5 years ago) on 21-08-2015 06:35 PM | Addicted Hero


  1. Popular Warri Billionaire, Chief Ayiri Emami Narrowly Escapes Assassination

  2. Arewa Twitter Are Massively Unfollowing and Canceling Davido, See Why

  3. YAY or NAY? What is Wrong With This Nigerian Couple's Pre-wedding Photo

  4. Olasunkanmi, 9ice’s New Wife, Finally Breaks Silence On Her Husband's Cheating Scandal

  5. 36yr Old Sensational Singer, Asa Reveals Why She Is Yet To Marry In Exclusive Interview (VID)

  6. D'Banj Gives us a Quick Look Into The Interior Of His New Mansion in Lagos

  7. Actress Mercy Johnson Shares Lovely Photos From Daughter, Divine's Dedication

  8. SMH! How Young Kelvin Accidently Killed Himself By Hanging on Ceiling Fan in Lagos

  9. Nigerian Army Demotes Major-General Olusegun Adeniyi After His Complaint Video Went Viral

  10. Watch Trailer For New "Nneka The Pretty Serpent" Remake

  11. You Can Now Be Easily Discovered on Internet As Google Introduces 'People Card'

  12. WHAT DO I DO? My Husband Caught Me in Bed With Another Man, Yet He Still Buys Me Gifts

  13. Nigeria Don't Have Weapons To Defeat Boko Haram - Lai Mohammed

  14. Uche Maduagwu Drags Davido Badly For Delaying in Paying Chioma's Dowry (Video)

  15. Gay Rights Activist, Bisi Alimi Marks 16yrs of Living With HIV Says The Virus No Longer Scary

  16. ONLY IN NAIJA! Lady Shows The Handwritten Boarding Pass She Got From A Nigerian Airline

  17. SMH! Photos Of 6 Year Old Child Tortured And Starved By Her Abusive Foster Mother in Anambra

  18. Medical Doctor, Bassey Goddy Usen Sentenced to 14yrs Jail Term For N5m Fraud

  1. Drama As SSS 3 Student Proposes To His English Teacher In Lagos (Photos)

  2. VIDEO: Secondary School Girls In Nigeria Doing Dirty Dancing In Class

  3. Wizard Allegedly Returning From Coven Crash Lands On Roof Top In Delta (Video)

  4. Curvy Nigerian Lady Puts Her Big Backside On Display Says Its All For Wizkid (Video)

  5. OMG! Woman Murdered Mother And Chopped The Body Into Pieces In Ikot Ekpene (Photos)

  6. Meet Ebere Asonibe, A Young Female Graduate Who Is A Native Doctor (Photos)

  7. Strange Man Comes Out To Claim Paternity Of Gospel Musician, Tope Alabi's Daughter, Ayomikun

  8. "I Wash Mr. Eazi's Pants" - Billionaire Heiress, Temi Otedola Reveals On Their Podcast

  9. American Rapper & New Mum, Nicki Minaj Shares Voice Record Of Her Son & It's Amazing

  10. PHOTO: Endowed Actress, Eniola Badmus Shows Of Her Hot Body In Bikini