Emmanuel Mekuri, an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority LASTMA, allegedly killed himself on July 5, after he had stabbed his lover, Patricia Ogunshola, in their apartment around Zoo area in Lagos state.
A statement released by spokesperson of the state police command, Bala Elkana said at about 1pm today, men of the Morogbo Police Station received a call that Emmanuel, stabbed Patricia his lover on her right thigh, with a Jackknife and in the process, stabbed himself as well, leading to his death.
Alarm was raised by the daughter of Patricia (whom she got from a previous marriage), which drew the attention of neighbours . 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. That 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 corpse of the deceased person was evacuated to mortuary for autopsy. A blood stained knife was recovered from the scene.”
According to Bala, preliminary investigation revealed that the couple were not legally married. He said there was a protracted argument between the couple .
Bala said the state CP Hakeem Odumosu psc ,Commissioner of Police Lagos State Command has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation.