By: Okosun Dennis
It was a horror at Ilasan, Lekki on Sunday as a 39-year-old man killed his girlfriend and takes his own life.
It was learnt that the woman was found laying in the pool of her blood with deep cuts on her head while the man’s mouth was foaming with whitish substance.
According to preliminary reports by the police, it was alleged that the man stabbed the woman to death with a kitchen knife and thereafter drank some poisonous substances suspected to be snipper insecticides.
The Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, who confirmed the incident said about 1600hrs, Ilasan Police Station received an information that a couple identified as, Olamide Alli ‘f’ 25 years old and Chris Ndukwe ‘m’ 39 years old were found dead in the man’s residence at Road 5, House 16a, Victory Point Estate, Ilasan.
This prompted a team of homicide detectives to be deployed to the scene and had the crime scene preserved for forensic analysis.
Bala explained that at the crime scene, two blood stained kitchen knives, two empty bottles of the poisonous substances, three empty cans of red bull energy drink and a plier were recovered from the scene.
However, according to information gathered from some family members revealed that the couples were not legally married but have been in a relationship for about seven years and the relationship have provided two boys aged Seven and three years old respectively.
It was further gathered that the relationship has enjoyed turbulent times with complex upheavals hence the man lives at Victory Point Estate Ilasan and the woman lives in Ogba.
However, it was learnt that on the night of the incident, the woman came on a visit to the man from where she lives at Ogba with her 22 years old sister hence the sister, whose name was not disclosed, was the first to have noticed that the couples were dead and immediately raised an alarm.
In her statement, DSP Bala reiterated in a statement on Monday that, “she was woken up by a loud music from the room where the corpses were found, as the kids and herself slept in a different room.
Although no one can hazard what actually prompted the murder and suicide, the Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu has ordered a thorough investigation into the matter.
Meanwhile, the two corpses have been deposited at the public mortuary for autopsy.