LASTMA officer stabs lover, commits suicide

682, Emmanuel Mekuri
Emmanuel Mekuri

An officer of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) identified as Emmanuel Mekuri has committed suicide, after stabbing his live-in-lover of about five months, Patricia Ogunshola.

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The vile act occurred at Morogbo area of Lagos State on Sunday where the lovers lived with Patricia’s 13-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.

Argument reportedly broke out between them following allegation of promiscuity the mother-of-one levelled against Mekuri and in the ensuing fight, the 37-year-old officer stabbed Patricia with a knife in the thigh.

Apparently thinking that he has committed murder, it was said that the deceased used the same knife to stab himself to death.

Neighbours were said to have been drawn to the scene on account of the shrill noise coming out of the lovers’ apartment.

However, the police have launched investigation into the matter with foul play not entirely ruled out in the sense that late Mekuri may be the victim and not the attacker, contrary to prima facie position.


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