An official of the Lagos State Site visitors Administration Authority, Emmanuel Mekuri, has allegedly dedicated suicide after stabbing his live-in lover, Patricia Ogunshola, throughout an argument at their place of residence in Araromi, Morogbo space of the state.
Punch Metro gathered that an argument on infidelity ensued between them, which degenerated right into a bodily fight.
Out of annoyance, Emmanuel allegedly acquired maintain of a knife and used it to stab Patricia in her proper thigh and when the assault turned insufferable, she reportedly fled the home.
Thereafter, Emmanuel allegedly stabbed himself within the abdomen.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, stated an alarm raised by Patricia’s daughter drew neighbours’ consideration to the incident and the police have been contacted, including that when policemen acquired to the home, Emmanuel’s stays have been discovered and the knife utilized in perpetrating the crime was additionally recovered.
He acknowledged that Patricia was taken to hospital for therapy, whereas Emmanuel’s corpse was evacuated and deposited in a mortuary for post-mortem.
Elkana stated, “On July 5, 2020, round 1pm, the Morogbo Police Station acquired a misery name from the Zoo space in Araromi that one Emmanuel Mekuri, 47, a LASTMA personnel, stabbed his lover, Patricia Ogunshola, 37, on her proper thigh, with a Jack knife. An alarm was raised by the 13-year-old daughter of the lady, who she had from a earlier marriage, which drew the eye of neighbours to the scene.
“In her assertion, the woman acknowledged that the deceased individual, whom she known as her stepfather, made additional makes an attempt to stab her mom within the head however she rapidly ran out of the room. She reported that he subsequently stabbed himself within the abdomen, along with his intestines gushing out and he died on the spot.
“On arrival on the scene, murder detectives preserved the crime scene and rushed the injured girl to hospital for medical consideration. She is at present in a steady situation. The corpse of the deceased individual was evacuated to the mortuary for post-mortem. A blood-stained knife was recovered from the scene.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the couple began cohabiting in February 2020, however they weren’t legally married.”
Elkana stated the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, had ordered the fast switch of the case to the State Felony Investigation and Intelligence Division, Panti, Yaba, for discreet investigation.