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LASTMA official kills girlfriend, commits suicide



Emmanuel Mekuri, who is an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, allegedly stabbed his girlfriend and himself when he had a confrontation with her in their apartment at Zoo area of Araomi, Morogbo area of Lagos.

Patricia Ogunsola who is his girlfriend, survived the stabbing, but his boyfriend died on the spot.

Patricia’s Ogunshola’s daughter whom she conceived from her previous. Marriage, said her step dad stabbed her mother on the thigh.

She also narrated that she heard them quarrelling and her step dad stabbed her mother in the thigh. She said her dad wanted to stab her mom again in the head but she dodged it and ran outside the house.

She said her step dad used a dagger to stab himself on the stomach and his intestines came out as a result. She said she shouted for help from neighbours who informed the police and when they came, they found her step dad was dead on the spot.

SP Elkana Bala, Lagos State Public Relations Officer, was contacted and he affirmed the incident, saying that when they arrived at the scene, homicide detectives was said to have preserved the crime scene and Ms. Ogunsola who was stabbed was immediately taken to the hospital for medical attention. It was said that she was in a stable condition. He said the corpse of the late LASMA official was taken to the mortuary for autopsy.

He said the dagger was stained with blood when they came to the scene of the incident. He said that the preliminary investigation that they have just concluded, revealed that the couple started living together in February 2020, but they were not legally married. He said there was an between them which the turned into a physical fight which was said to have been as a result of the girlfriend suspecting her man of cheating.

CP Hakee Odumodu, Commissioner of Police Lagos State Command, had directed the immediate transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation Department, at Yaba to carryout a private investigation.

Adam Abubakar is a renowned writer and poet. He Specializes in Writing Political News. He worked for five years as a writer and editor at the national news magazine.

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