Men of the state fire service were on hand to help put out the fire, although several properties worth millions of Naira were destroyed in the inferno.
The cause of the fire outbreak is being investigated.
MAN STABS WIFE,SELF TO DEATH OVER PATERNITY
Nigerian man stabs his wife to death and then commits suicide in their home in Lekki
A Nigerian man simply identified as Femi, stabbed his wife to death, and thereafter committed suicide in their home in Victory Park estate in Lagos state on Sunday, June 21.
According to residents of the estate, the couple moved into the estate three weeks ago with their two young children. 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.
However, on Sunday, the man who is said to have always questioned the paternity of their second child, stabbed his wife to death, and then took his own life.
A neighbor who spoke on condition of anonymity to LIB, 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”
Spokesperson of the state police command, Bala Elkana who confirmed the incident to LIB, said
It is true. Homicide detectives have sealed up the place. They have commenced investigation. The corpse of the man and the woman have been moved to the hospital for an autopsy.
Two kitchen knives were found there and two bottles of Sniper. The woman had injuries from stabbing while foams were coming out of the man’s mouth who is suspected to have taken those Snipers.
Investigation is ongoing
COVID-19: NGOs distribute food items, face masks to communities in Kogi
Dual Care and HIV Prevention Initiative (DCI), an NGO, in collaboration with the Aids Healthcare Foundation (AHF), have distributed food items and face masks to communities in three local government areas (LGAS) of Kogi State.
The Executive Director of DCI, Pastor Roseline Alabi, who spoke with journalists in Lokoja on Monday, said the gesture was part of the organisations’ humanitarian activities to cushion the effects of COVID-19 on vulnerable people in Kogi.
Alabi said the AHF supported DCI with funds to provide food items, face masks and washing hands equipment as palliatives against COVID-19, for Isanlu, Iyara and Kabba communities, in Yagba East, Ijumu and Kabba/Bunu LGAs respectively.
She added that the people were also sensitised on personal and environmental hygiene, in order to prevent outbreak of other infectious diseases and maintain healthy living.
‘“We also advised them to always observe social distancing, regular washing of hands and use of face masks.
“We distributed food items to the vulnerable people, such as rice, beans, semo-vita, gari, beverages and grand-nut oil, among others.
“We also met with relevant stakeholders such as religious and community leaders, market women and the youths,” she said.
Alabi commended the federal and state governments, as well as the private sector for the steps so far taken in addressing the pandemic.
She appreciated AHF for having the interest of Kogi people at heart by reaching out to the vulnerable, and prayed that God Almighty would continue to bless them.
Also speaking, the Project Coordinator of DCI, Mrs Gloria Adewole, said the people were so happy and greatly appreciated the kind gesture.
She called on other NGOs to emulate the CSOs by extending help to vulnerable and indigents persons, saying it would go a long way in alleviating their sufferings. (NAN)
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