The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu has ordered a thorough investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death of a couple at a residence in Victory Point Estate, Ilasan, Lagos on Sunday.
According to a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Police command, DSP Bala Elkana, Ilasan Police Station has at about 4.00pm on 21 June, 2020 received information that a couple identified as Olamide Alli, 25, and Chris Ndukwe, 39, were found dead in the man’s residence at Road 5, House 16a, Victory Point Estate, Ilasan.
The statement disclosed that a team of homicide detectives was deployed to the scene and the crime scene was preserved for forensic analysis adding that the woman was found lying in the pool of her blood with deep cuts on her head while the man’s mouth was foaming with whitish substance.
“It is alleged that the man stabbed the woman to death with kitchen knife and thereafter drank some poisonous substances suspected to be Sniper insecticides. 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. The two corpses were removed and deposited in a public mortuary for autopsy.
“Information gathered from some family members revealed that the couples were in a relationship for over seven years, though not married, have two boys, ages 7 and 3. The relationship is described as complicated, as the couples were on and off over the years. While the man lives in Victory Point Estate Ilasan, the woman lives in Ogba.
“The woman is said to have visited the man alongside her 22 years old sister, a night before the incident, on his invitation. Her sister was the first to have noticed that the couples were dead and raised alarm. In her statement, she was woken up by a loud music from the room where the corpses were found, as herself and the kids slept in a different room. It is not yet clear what might her triggered the murder”, the statement said.
It further noted that the case was ongoing.
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