BREAKING NEWS: LASTMA official allegedly stabs lover, kill self

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BREAKING NEWS: LASTMA official allegedly stabs lover, kill self

An official of Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) has allegedly stabbed his lover  and killed himself at Morogbo area of Lagos.

  According to detectives at the Morogbo police station, on Sunday July 5, 2020, around 1.pm, the Station received a distress call from Zoo area, Araromi that one Emmanuel Mekuri, 47 years old, a LASMA personnel stabbed his lover, Patricia Ogunshola, 37, on her right thigh, with a Jack knife. 

  According to Lagos State Police spokesman, Bala Elkana, a Superintendent of Police (SP), “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. 

  “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 body of the deceased person was evacuated to mortuary for autopsy. A blood stained knife was recovered from the scene. Preliminary investigation revealed that the couple started cohabiting in February, 2020, but not legally married. 

  “There was a protracted argument between the couples that degenerated into physical assault purported to have arose from allegations bothering on infidelity on the part of the man”. 

  The Commissioner of Police Lagos State Command, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation Department Panti, Yaba under the watch of DCP Yetunde Longe for discreet investigation.

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