A young man in Nigeria died because of love, he was killed and buried secretly without the knowledge of his family members until justice prevailed.
The incident was said to have happened in 2015, 22 years old Douglas Ojugbo fell in love with the daughter of a rich and powerful Ex-NNPC Staff called Mr. Godwin Elewana. The name of the girl is Mercy Elewana.
The love affair was said to have started in school when the two love birds were about to complete their tertiary education.
Mr. Godwin seeing whom his daughter was dating, expressed his dissatisfaction, and told both his daughter and Douglas to stop seeing each other.
His warning fell on deaf ears and the two secretly continued their relationship.
One day Douglas went to visit Mercy not knowing her father was around, upon seeing Douglas, Mr. Godwin took a gun and opened fire on the young boy out of anger, he died on the spot.
Due to his power in society, Mr. GOdwin thought he could buy his way out of Justice, but after 3 years of court hearing, he was sentenced to death by hanging in 2018.
Upon his sentencing, Douglas mother said:
“the man thought that throwing around money, was going to subvert justice.You can imagine that he shot and killed my son…
“Which parent can bear this kind of wickedness? I have and serve a living God and that God has faithfully shown Himself.”