Gbolade Ibukun Ejemai, a Nigerian medical doctor, has died after being stabbed to death by a lady identified as Victoria Popravko, with the connivance of her dad in Ukraine.
Giving details of how it happened, Dr. Ajayi, a friend of the deceased, said: “Victoria Popravko invited Gbolade Ejemai over to her house on on Friday, August 8, 2019, to talk things over in the morning.
They’ve had some prior discussions which nobody really knew for sure as they were in a relationship. He went over to hers, it wasn’t his first time visiting her but turned out to be his last.
They got into some arguments and one thing led to another, she stabbed him in his abdomen, twice, puncturing a couple of organs and landing him in coma. He lost about 40% of his blood volume and that led him to a very critical condition.
He was taken in for the first surgery on the same day and we waited almost 24 hours for him to get conscious. On Sunday, he opened his eyes and was able to recognize people.
Then he told his side of the story about how the lady’s father, Victoria’s father realized that he wasn’t dead after the stab wound and went ahead to hit him with a hammer on his head.
We didn’t know about the hammer and its impact until Gbolade himself woke up and spoke up. We were hoping for a miracle and praying he got better until Monday when he developed a complication and had to be operated on the second time.
He was taken in for the second surgery and it went well. He didn’t come conscious though. By Tuesday afternoon, he gave up the ghost. Victoria on the other hand was arrested at the scene of the incident.
But was granted bail 24 hours later because “she had two kids to cater for” and they couldn’t keep her until the investigation was done and over with.
This is unfair judgement because she was caught at a murder scene. It is a serious case and we need to put our voices together to avenge our brother’s death. We will not be silenced! We will not be cheated! Gbolade deserves justice and we can make it happen.”