OSHKOSH, Wis. (WBAY) – Sunita Balogun’s family never thought the day would come when they would have to bury her mother.
âMy mother never stopped working a day in her life,â Ogechi Duruaku, 25, told Action 2 News of his mother in an exclusive interview.
Yet on Friday, an unexpected funeral takes place.
âI don’t have my mother here. I don’t have it, it’s sad, âDuruaku said. âIt really sucks because other kids will be able to see their mom, spend time with them and have relationships with them. Mine is gone.
The 47-year-old was tragically killed in Wauwatosa in a violent carjacking last Thursday in the wee hours of the morning. Four teenagers aged 13 to 15 were arrested in Milwaukee later that day.
According to WISN-TV in Milwaukee, a 13-year-old boy was charged as an adult with six crimes on Wednesday for his death. He is accused of having run over Balogun several times using his vehicle.
Balogun had intervened to prevent the teens from stealing a vehicle before turning their attention to her.
âWe should be able to love helping our fellow human beings, that’s what my mother did. Why she literally lost her life doing this, âLatifat Belogun, 27, said of her mother.
Balogun immigrated to the United States from Nigeria and over the years she lived in the United States, she has become a fixture in the community and has been successful professionally and personally.
Her daughters told Action 2 News that their mother was deaf.
âShe didn’t have a gun. She didn’t have anything that could hurt you, and I’m 100% sure those kids also knew that when she tried to talk to them she wasn’t speaking properly, so they knew she was deaf â, Latifat Belogun mentioned.
The family set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for unforeseen funeral expenses. Here is a link to it: https://www.gofundme.com/f/Please-support-the-family-of-Sunita-Balogun?fbclid=IwAR2Oxv8BE5iIYLmh-JyOXtcNw-kYd7XwCIYbFT1cDWGDJi4JCiFO1cpxXb8
âNo matter what you’ve done in this life, you shouldn’t be treated like my mother was treated, and I want to make sure that justice is truly served,â Duruaku said.
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