The late Sergeant Stephen James, the drunk police officer who killed twin brothers, Taiwo and Kehinde Oyesolu as well as their friend, Adegoke Adesanya alias Jeje, and then shot himself in December, 2015, in the Ketu area of Lagos State, has been rejected even in death as his family is said to have abandoned the corpse of the killer cop is still lying at the mortuary of the Military Hospital, Yaba.
According to findings, no member of the family has come out to lay claim to the body as well as begin preparations for his burial.
It was gathered that even his widow who is also a policewoman attached to the Ogun State Police Command, has also distanced herself from the late officer who was said to be an habitual Indian hemp smoker, heavy drinker and drug addict while he was alive.
Recall that late Sergeant James had shot and killed the twin brothers, a Naval officer and an engineer, as well as their friend who was celebrating his birthday at the Paulson Hotel located on Anibaba Street, Ketu, before turning the gun on himself.
The incident that led to the multiple death, according to witnesses, happened when James who was said to be heavily drunk on that day, had gone to the hotel to order the men to buy him a bottle of beer but they reportedly told him he had had enough and should comport himself as an officer of the law.
The angry police reportedly went outside to wait for the young men, boasting he would kill people that day and true to his words, as the men came out of the hotel, James allegedly opened fire on them and after making sure they were dead, he turned the gun on himself.
The state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, had, in th wake of the senseless killings, visited the family of the murdered twins where he commiserated with their 75-year-old mother,Madam Beatrice Oyesolu, and had categorically stated the family of the late James who was attached to the Mopol 22 of the State Command, will not get his entitlement as he was dismissed posthumously from the force.