Wife finds husband, lover dead in Lagos

Nigerian police

Police in Lagos say they have begun investigation into the death of a chartered accountant, Rasaki Balogun, and his alleged lover in Ejigbo area of the state.

Lagos police spokesman, Bala Elkana, said on Monday that their lifeless bodies were discovered around 8am on June 20 by the accountant’s wife, Akorede, at 16 Taiwo Oke Street, Victory Estate, Ejigbo.

Mr Elkana said policemen found the bodies covered in blood with the unnamed woman lying on a knife.

“The man is said to be living alone in the house while his family lives in a different place. Identity of the mistress is yet to be established as he was said to have picked her about two days before the incident from unknown location.

“The crime scene was sealed off for forensic analysis while the corpses were evacuated to hospital for autopsy. Homicide detectives from the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Yaba have taken over the case on the instruction of the Commissioner of Police Zubairu Muazu,” he said.

The command also said it arrested a suspected land grabber and alleged serial killer, Ojo Adesola.

Mr Adesola was arrested around 7am on June 21 along Amikanle in Alagbado while he was allegedly conveying firearms in a white bus.

Elkana said four locally made rifles and 38 rounds of live cartridges were recovered from the bus.

“Police are on the trail of five other members of his gang who are at large,” he said.