LASTMA official allegedly commits suicide after stabbing lover

An official of Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) has allegedly stabbed his lover and killed himself at Morogbo area of Lagos.

Police said it received around 1 pm on Sunday a distress call from Zoo area, Araromi in Badagry Local Government, that 47-ear-old Emmanuel Mekuri had stabbed Patricia Ogunshola, 37, on her right thigh, with a 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,” Lagos State Police spokesman, Bala Elkana said in a statement.

“In her statement, the girl stated that the deceased person, whom she referred to as her stepfather, made further attempts to stab her mother on the head but she quickly ran out of the room.

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“He subsequently stabbed himself on 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.

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