On 21/06/2020 at about 1600hrs, Ilasan Police Station received 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 a pool of 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 a kitchen knife and thereafter drank some poisonous substance suspected to be liquid insecticide.
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 form some family members revealed that the couples were in a relationship for over seven years, though not married, have two boys, ages 7 and 3.
The relationship is described as complicated, as the couple were on and off over the years. While the man lives in the estate, the woman lives in Ogba. The woman is said to have visited the man alongside her 22-year-old sister, a night before the incident, on his invitation.
Her sister was the first to have noticed that the couple was dead and raised alarm. In her statement, she was woken up by 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 have triggered the murder.
The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu psc has ordered a thorough investigation into the case. An investigation is ongoing.