May 25, 2024

May 25, 2024

‘It’s A Case Of Murder, Suicide’, Police React To Death Of Couple Found Inside A Car In Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

The Ogun State Police Command has described the death of a couple found in a car as a case of murder and suicide.


Recall that on Wednesday, the couple were found lifeless inside a Sienna vehicle along the Mowe/Ibafo axis of Lagos-Ibadan highway.


It was reported (not Security Focus) that they both died during sexual intercourse in the car but the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the two did not die while having intercourse inside the car, rather it was a case of murder and suicide.


“The two did not die while having sex. What happened was that the girl in question happened to be a girlfriend to that man. He rented an apartment for her somewhere in Lagos. He went there to visit her. We don’t know what transpired between them, but we learnt he hit the woman on the head and she slumped.


“He carried the lifeless body of the woman in his vehicle. People in that neighbourhood ran to Ilaje police station in Bariga to report. But he drove off, straight to his house at Orimerunmu. He dropped a suicide note, informing his wife that he had killed somebody. He told his wife not to bother looking for him, asking her to take care of the children. Then he left the house.


“He drove and parked near NASFAT area and he committed suicide there. We saw a container of Sniper in the vehicle, which suggested that he drank Sniper (an insecticide). He wound up the glasses and died in the vehicle.


“So, it is a case of murder and suicide,” Oyeyemi explained.


The PPRO added that the corpses had been deposited in the mortuary.


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