By Umar Muhammad Puma
Ace sports commentator, Aisha Falode has petitioned Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal to help her seek justice from Dubai government where her son Oloruntoba was allegedly killed.
In a ten-page petition entitled:’Petition of my son’s death Olorutoba Falode in Dubai’ and presented by Chairman, House of Representatives committee on media and public affairs, Rep Zakari Mohammed, she demanded for an unbiased investigation into her son’s death among others.
In the petition, Falode said, “I am writing to formally petition for the active support of the Federal Government of Nigeria in my efforts to seek justice from the Government of Dubai following the death of my son, Mr. Oluwadamilola Oloruntoba (Toba’) Falode, who died unexpectedly on the 15th of February 2014.
Falode, in her petition strongly believe that the information given by the Dubai authorities were faulty, as they are in variance with eyewitnesses accounts. Based on this, she smelt a rat in the manner her son’s death was presented.
“I was informed that Toba died following a fall from the balcony of his 17th floor apartment (1703), located in Manchester Tower, Dubai Marina,
Dubai. Toba at the time was legally living in Dubai as a student in one of the prestigious universities renowned for musical, audio, sound and film production-SAE Institute, Dubai.
In her final submission she said “I would therefore, like to petition the Federal Government of Nigeria to support me in finding out the real truth of what occurred that fateful night my son died as to whether there is a cover-up.
“I would also like the House of Representatives to request that every support and assistance is provided by the Government of the UAE for a re-investigation and further enquiry into the death of my son. Only the full weight of the Nigerian Authorities will ensure that the truth is uncovered and my son gets justice”, she stated.