LEKKI MURDER, SUICIDE COUPLE NOT MARRIED- POLICE

The police have given clearer picture of what transpired inside House 16A, Victory Point Estate, Ilasan, Lekki, Lagos where a couple identified as Ms. Olamide Alli 25 years old and Mr. Chris Ndukwe. 39 years old were found dead in the man’s residence.

The man was said to have used two kitchen knives to kill the woman before drinking two bottles of Sniper, a banned substance, which left him foaming in the mouth.

Both had been in a relationship for over seven years, though not married, and had two boys, ages 7 and 3. Below is the full report of the police

POLICE OFFICIAL STATEMENT

On 21/06/2020 at about 1600hrs, Ilasan Police Station received an information that, a couple identified as, Olamide Alli ‘f’ 25 years old and Chris Ndukwe ‘m’ 39 years old were found dead in the man’s residence at road 5, House 16a, Victory Point Estate, Ilasan. A team of homicide detectives was deployed to the scene and the crime scene was preserved for forensic analysis.

The woman was found lying in the pool of her blood with deep cuts on her head. The man’s mouth was foaming with whitish substance. It is alleged that the man stabbed the woman to death with kitchen knife and thereafter drank some poisonous substances suspected to be Sniper insecticides.

Two blood stained kitchen knives, two empty bottles of the poisonous substances, three empty cans of red bull energy drink and a plier were recovered from the scene. The two corpses were removed and deposited in a public mortuary for autopsy.

Information gathered from some family members revealed that the couples were in relationship for over seven years, though not married, have two boys, ages 7 and 3. The relationship is described as complicated, as the couples were on and off over the years. While the man lives in Victory Point Estate Ilasan, the woman lives in Ogba. The woman is said to have visited the man alongside her 22 years old sister, a night before the incident, on his invitation. Her sister was the first to have noticed that the couples were dead and raised the alarm.

In her statement, she was woken up by a loud music from the room where the corpses were found, as herself and the kids slept in a different room. It is not yet clear what might her triggered the murder.

The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP  Hakeem Odumosu has ordered a thorough investigation into the case.

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