Homicide detectives of the Lagos State Police Command have commenced investigation into an alleged attempted murder and suicide by a Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Emmanuel Mekuri, 47.
Mekuri, a resident of Araromi area of Morogbo allegedly stabbed himself to death after stabbing his live-in lover, Patricia Ogunshola, 37, on the right thigh.
An eye withness who spoke with ODOGWU MEDIA said that the incident occurred around 1am in front of Ogunshola’s 13-year-old daughter.
The Nation reports that this incident is the second spousal homicide in two weeks on grounds of alleged infidelity.
Trouble was said to have started between the couple after Ogunshola accused her partner of infidelity.
The duo was said to have had an arguement that degenerated into physical fighting around past midnight.
Although it was unclear which of them introduced a knife in the fight, The ODOGWU MEDIA gathered that Mekuri stabbed the woman on her thigh and aimed for her head but she fled the room. The teenager, said to be the man’s stepdaughter, was said to have raised alarm and attracted neighbours’ attention who called in the police.
The teenager, said to be the man’s stepdaughter, was said to have raised alarm and attracted neighbours’ attention who called in the police.
Confirming the incident, police spokesman Bala Elkana, a Superintendent (SP) said investigation was ongoing, adding that the woman was in stable condition.