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LASTMA officer stabs lover, commits suicide

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Mojisola Lawal

A 47-year old Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA officer, Emmanuel Mekuri allegedly stabbed his lover, 37-year old Patricia Ogunshola, on her thigh after which he committed suicide.

The incidence, according to the Lagos State Police Command spokesperson, SP Bala Elkana occurred on Sunday and was reported at Morogbo Police Station.

Giving an account of the incident, the police spokesperson said “ Morogbo Police Station received a distress call from Zoo area, Araromi that one Emmanuel Mekuri ‘m’ 47 years old, a LASTMA personnel stabbed his lover, Patricia Ogunshola ‘f’ 37 years old, on her right thigh, with a Jack knife. 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. 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. Preliminary investigation revealed that the couples 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 psc has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation Department Panti, Yaba for discreet investigation.”

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