A Nigerian man simply identified as Chris Ndukwe stabbed his fiancee, Olamide Alli, to death and committed suicide in his home in Victory Park estate in Lagos state on Sunday, June 21.
Residents of the estate told newsmen that the couple moved into the estate three weeks ago with their two young children.
According to the residents, not much was known about the couple but just a day before the murder-suicide, they were spotted jogging together on Saturday night, June 20.
It was further learnt on Sunday that Femi who always questioned the paternity of their second child, stabbed his fiancee to death and then took his own life by drinking Sniper.
A neighbor who prefers anonymity said;
“On Sunday afternoon, neighbors close to the couple’s apartment heard loud music emanating from their home and this lasted for many hours.
“The neighbors went to the estate office to complain about the loud music and insisted the estate officials go there and caution the couple.
“The estate authorities went to the couple’s compound to appeal to them to turn down the volume of the music coming from their apartment.
“They however met with the wife’s sister who was downstairs with the couple’s children. The sister immediately went upstairs so she can inform her sister and the husband about the complaint laid by the estate authorities. She knocked several times but got no response.
“After waiting for so long, the sister and the estate officials decided to pull the door down. They were greeted by a horrific sight.
“Apparently, the man had killed his wife. It is believed it was pre-meditated because when they got into the room, they saw different kinds of knives there. The woman’s legs and hands were bound and her mouth shut with a cellotape. The husband used a clipper to shave her hair, stabbed her head, her eyes, stabbed her multiple times with different knives.
“The scene was nothing short of a horror movie.
“After stabbing his wife to death, the man committed suicide by drinking sniper”.
Reacting to the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Bala Elkana confirmed the incident. He revealed in a statement that the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered a thorough investigation into the matter.
The statement read: “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 laying 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 snipper 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 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 psc has ordered a thorough investigation into the case.
“Investigation is ongoing.”