Gun Men Kill Aisha Thelma,Kidnap Her Daughter & Pregnant Friend
28-year-old Aisha Thelma Alli-Balogun Abiose, has been killed by some yet-to-be-identified armed men around the Asolo-Majidun road of the Ikorodu expressway in Lagos.
According to reports, Aisha, a presenter of popular comedy show Stand-Up Nigeria, was shot by her assailants on Friday evening during the robbery that occurred while in traffic.
She was in company of her daughter, Fareeda and a pregnant friend. Both were subsequently kidnapped in the attack.
Aisha, a mother of two kids – a boy, and the kidnapped baby girl – was buried Saturday according to Islamic rites. Until her death, she lived in Ogba with her husband.
A friend, Lola Davies who witnessed Aisha’s burial said the kidnappers have demanded for a ransom. She didn’t say the total sum demanded.
Aisha, born on March 7, 1988, attended Reagan Memorial Baptist Girls Secondary School, and graduated with a BA in English from Lagos State University in 2009.
Also an actress, Aisha was one of the contestants at the 2011 edition of The Next Movie Star reality show which was eventually won by talented actress, Tamara Eteimo.
An insider at Stand Up Nigeria described her as a ‘sweet caring lady who lived for her family and career.’
A friend who craved anonymity said her ‘husband is distraught as he attempts to come to terms with the death of his wife and kidnap of young daughter.’