For Frank Osifo, his mother, Dora and his younger sister, Favour; this is not the best of time as the family is currently sleeping with one eye open in Benin, the Edo State capital, to avoid being attacked by their late father’s younger brother, Efosa Osifo.
It was gathered that problem started for the Osifos in September 2014, following the demise of their father Derisu Osifo, who died of heart-related diseases that lasted for about two months.
Sources said about five months after the demise of Pa Osifo, who was a bus driver with a reputable company in Nigeria, specifically in February 2015, his younger brother Efosa asked the family to quit the house they were living on the ground that he’s supposed to inherit his brother’s house.
Our correspondent gathered that Efosa left no stone unturned to evict the family from the house. A family friend who would not want their name in print revealed that Efosa threatened to Kill Frank and also brutally deals with every member of the family until they quit the house to enable him to take possession of the house.
“It was a real battle for the Osifos. It appeared that the uncle was not a member of the same family, going by the way he took his brother’s wife and children. It even got to a point, that he openly threatened to ki them if they would not surrender the property to him” the source said.
It was gathered that the threatening was followed by a ruthless beating of Frank, Favour and their mother by their father’s younger brother. Our source said the victims have no power to report their tormentor to any authority, with the fear that reporting him to any authority will compound the problem.
According to our source, “many problems befell the family; Frank’s mother’s grocery business closed down; but after some time, Frank who is equally known to be a house painter decided to run away from Benin to stay with one of his friend known as Monday in Kano, to save his life.
According to our source, Efosa seems to have gotten a hint that Frank is in Kano.
As of the time of filing this report, our source said Efosa has not stopped looking for Frank on the ground that he is the only one that is still making it impossible for him to inherit the house in question.
Meanwhile, the source who never wants his name to be mentioned told our correspondent that Frank Mother is currently worried because he has not heard from her son since June, 2016.