A 47-year old official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA), Emmanuel Mekuri, has committed suicide after he allegedly stabbed his lover, Mrs. Patricia Ogunshola, on Sunday in Morogbo area of Badagry Lagos.
Mekuri was said to have stabbed Ogunshola, 37, on the right tight with a Jack knife after she accused him of infidelity.
The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Bala Elkana, said the incident occurred around 1pm on Sunday July 5 as reported at Morogbo Police Station where the distress call was placed to from Zoo area, Araromi.
“The 13 years old daughter of Ogunshola, who was married before, drew the attention of their neighbours to the scene when she raised alarm,” Elkana noted.
In her statement, the daughter narrated that the LASTMA official, whom she referred to as her stepfather, further attempted to stab her mother on the head after stabbing her on the tigh but she quickly ran out of the room.
Consequently, the LASTMA official was sais to stabbed himself on the stomach, which left his intestines gushing out and led to his eventual death on the spot.
According to Elkana, on arrival at the scene, homicide detectives preserved the crime scene and rushed the injured woman to the hospital for immediate medical attention.
He adds, “She is currently in a stable condition. The corpse of the deceased officer was evacuated to the mortuary for autopsy. A blood stained knife was recovered from the scene.”
Elkana continued that preliminary investigation revealed that the couple started cohabiting this February but not legally married.
“There was a protracted argument between the couple that degenerated into physical assault purported to have arisen from allegations bothering on infidelity on the part of the man,” he said.Follow us on social media