Investigation ongoing by the Lagos State Police Command on the alleged attempted murder and suicide by Emmanuel Mekuri, who is a Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA).
Emmanuel Mekuri, 47, a resident of Araromi area of Morogbo allegedly stabbed himself to death after stabbing his live-in lover, Patricia Ogunshola, 37, on the right thigh at about 1am in front of Ogunshola’s 13-year-old daughter.
According to the Nation’s report, the incident is the second spousal homicide in two weeks on grounds of alleged infidelity, while trouble was said to have started between the couple after Ogunshola accused her partner of infidelity.
The duo was said to have had an argument that degenerated into physical fighting around past midnight.
The report according to The Nation, Mekuri stabbed the woman on her thigh and aimed for her head but she fled the room but it was unclear which of them introduced a knife in the fight.
Detectives were deployed to the scene immediately and a knife covered in blood was found after the man’s stepdaughter, was said to have raised alarm and attracted neighbours’ attention who called in the police.
Police Spokesman Bala Elkana, a Superintendent (SP) reportedly said investigation was ongoing, adding that the woman was in stable condition.