A Nigerian man who resides at Victory Park Estate in Lekki, Lagos, has committed suicide after stabbing his wife to death.
Bala Elkana, a spokesperson to the Lagos state police, who confirmed the tragedy to TheCable Lifestyle on Monday, said their corpses were retrieved after the incident transpired on Sunday.
He noted that when the police arrived at the crime scene, froth was exuding from the man’s mouth, suggesting he might have consumed poison, while his wife was found dead, lying in the pool of her own blood.
Elkana said that the knife believed to have been used in stabbing the woman was recovered while two bottles of sniper, a popular insecticide, which the man might have used to end his life, were found.
The spokesperson added that, while investigations into the incident are still ongoing, the current assumption is that the man had stabbed his wife and thereafter committed suicide.
“I can confirm to you that it happened. We have moved the corpse of the man and that of his wife for autopsy. She was found in the pool of her own blood,” Elkana told TheCable Lifestyle.
“The kitchen knife used was recovered. And we also recovered two bottles of sniper which the man is suspected to have used because foams were also coming out of his mouth.
“An autopsy will reveal the cause of their death. But the suspicion right now is that he might have killed her and thereafter took his own life. Investigations are still ongoing.”
The circumstance surrounding the misunderstanding that led to the man’s action is yet to be known.
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