A 48-year-old Nigerian woman, Kehinde Olayeye, has allegedly been murdered by her 20-year-old son, Eyitoluwa Olayeye who is a student of the University of Texas.
Kehinde was a former staff of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture in Nigeria. She worked with a World Bank project under the Ministry. She later resigned and relocated to the United States.
The alleged incident which occurred at a downtown Austin hotel left the victim with deep skull hemorrhaging, hemorrhaging around the neck, lacerations to her inner mouth and petechial hemorrhaging, as well as soft signs of strangulation according to the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The victim and her sister had flown to Austin from Georgia the night before to visit Eyitoluwa, who had been released from Dell Seton following a psychiatric evaluation, a court document read.
According to the victim’s sister, Kehinde had received a call from Eyitoluwa ,and that he was rambling and saying “I pray that God brings us together.”
“His friends got on the phone and told his mother that Eyitoluwa had touched someone inappropriately in the library on the UT campus, and later was transported to the hospital by EMS for evaluation.
“That was when Kehinde and I decided to fly to Austin. We arrived and picked up Eyitoluwa from a friend’s apartment before renting a hotel room.
“Eyitoluwa told us that the hospital was trying to hold him because of a mental issue, but he “just told them what they wanted to hear so they would let him go,” her sister further explained.
Eyitoluwa told the Police about being taken to the hotel by his aunt and mother, and remembered lying in bed with Kehinde praying over him, and the next thing he knew, he was in the back of a police car.
When police told Eyitoluwa his mother was dead, he allegedly said he must have killed her because “no one else was there.”