To many that know her, she was a likeable person. Her choice to join the military was out of love for service. Having served as a waitress in a bar at Badagry area of Lagos, Sholapes’s love to serve people knows no boundary.
Barely 2 weeks after her birthday on February 26th, 2017, Sholape Oladipupu was shot and killed by her lover and military colleague, B. A Kalu.
Both had met at their military training school in Makurdi and fell in love. Sholape is a Yoruba girl from Ogun state while Kalu is from Aroçhukwu in Abia state.
She had gone to spend the night with Kalu in his place on the night of March 11, 2017 only to be killed few hours later. Though no one can tell what really transpired reports has it that Kalu who has been broadcasting their love on his Facebook wall, accused her of cheating and used the occasion to plan her execution. He shot himself thereafter but survived. He he has since been arrested and it’s been held in military custody while investigation goes on.
A note he wrote after the incident seemed to suggest that he was highly heartbroken by her percieved infidelity. He described her as a witch at some point.
A check of Kalu’s several posts on his Facebook page about their love suggests he was deeply in love with Sholape. In one of the post, he recalled how he fell for her during one of their military training parade.
Many friends of the love birds are still to come to terms with the incident as many of them as still in shock. In their tribute to her on her Facebook wall, they expressed shock and surprise at her demise. Below are some of the tribute by her friends.
Till that early Sunday morning shooting, Kalu and Sholape were just two young people in love as Kalu’s several Facebook post on them suggests.
Sholape’s story is one baffling love story with such tragic ending that has never been seen or heard in the shores of Nigeria. For years to come, what really went wrong between the two will remain a mystery that even love professors will find it difficult to interpret.
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