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Police commence investigation into murder-suicide case in Lekki

Police commence investigation into murder-suicide case in Lekki
June 24
01:12 2020

The Lagos state police command says it has commenced investigation into the murder of a woman killed by her husband who later committed suicide.

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TheCable had reported how a Nigerian man who resides at Victory Park Estate in Lekki area of the state committed suicide after stabbing his wife to death.

The corpses which were retrieved after the incident transpired on Sunday, suggested that the man might have consumed poison, while his wife was found dead, lying in the pool of her own blood.

The police had recovered, among others, two knives and two bottles of sniper, a popular insecticide, at the crime scene.

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In a statement on Monday, Bala Elkana, spokesman of the state police command, identified the man as Chris Ndukwe, 39, while the wife was identified as Olamide Alli, 25.

He said although the couple were not married, they have been together in a relationship for over seven years and blessed with two children, ages seven and three.

Elkana said the reason for the murder remains unclear, adding that Hakeem Odumosu, Lagos commissioner of police, has ordered a thorough investigation into the case.

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“On 21/06/2020 at 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. A team of homicide detectives was deployed to the scene,” the statement read.

“The woman was found lying in the pool of her blood with deep cuts on her head. The man’s mouth was foaming with whitish substance. It is alleged that the man stabbed the woman to death with a kitchen knife and thereafter drank some poisonous substances suspected to be 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 couple 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 couple were on and off over the years. The woman is said to have visited the man alongside her 22-year-old sister a night before the incident on his invitation. Her sister was the first to have noticed that the couple were dead and raised an alarm.

“In her statement, she was woken up by 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 have triggered the murder.

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“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered a thorough investigation into the case. Investigation is ongoing.”

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