An official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority LASTMA, Emmanuel Mekuri, allegedly killed himself today July 5, after he had stabbed his 37-year-old lover, Patricia Ogunshola, in their apartment around Zoo area, Araromi in Lagos state.

A statement released by Bala Elkana, spokesperson of the state police command, said at about 1pm today, men of the Morogbo Police Station received a distress call that Emmanuel, 47, stabbed his lover, Patricia on her right thigh, with a Jackknife and in the process, stabbed himself as well, leading to his death.

”Alarm was raised by the 13 years old daughter of the woman (whom she got from a previous marriage), which drew the attention of neighbours to the scene. In her statement, the girl stated that the deceased person, whom she referred to as her step father, made further attempts to stab her mother on the head but she quickly ran out of the room. That he subsequently stabbed himself on the stomach, his intestines gushed out and he died on the spot. 

 On arrival at the scene, homicide detectives preserved the crime scene and rushed the injured woman to the hospital for medical attention. She is currently in stable condition. The corpse of the deceased person was evacuated to mortuary for autopsy. A blood stained knife was recovered from the scene.”

According to Bala, preliminary investigation revealed that the couple started cohabiting in February, 2020, but they were not legally married. He said there was a protracted argument between the couple that degenerated into physical assault purported to have arose from allegations bothering on infidelity on the part of the man. 

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Bala said the state Commissioner of Police Lagos State Command, CP Hakeem Odumosu psc has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation Department Panti, Yaba for discreet investigation. 

This incident comes two weeks after a 39-year-old man, Chris Ndukwe, stabbed his fiancee, Olamide Alli, to death before committing suicide in his apartment in Victory Park, Lagos.


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