LASTMA Official Stabs Lover, Kills Self Over Infidelity in Lagos

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A 47 years old man, identified as an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency, LASTMA, Emmanuel Mekuri, on Sunday allegedly stabbed his lover, one 37 years old Patricia Ogunshola, and killed himself.

The woman, however, did not die as she was rushed to hospital for treatment.

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The spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, made this known in a statement issued.

According to the spokesman of the command, DSP Bala Elkana, investigation revealed that the violence resulted from a protracted argument between the LASTMA official and the lover.

The statement reads:

“On 05/07/2020 at about 0100 hours, 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 in 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 bordering 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.”