Mekuri, who had accused his co-habiting lover, 37-year-old Patricia Ogunshola, of infidelity and unfaithfulness, woke up after midnight armed with a kitchen knife and stabbed her to settle scores with her.
The LASTMA official’s relaunch of the knife attack on her head to kill her, however, missed the target as she ran for dear life.
Disappointed that the live-in lover escaped, 44-year-old Mekuri allegedly stabbed himself to death.
He stabbed himself on the stomach which ripped open his intestines leading to his death, a source said.
The neighbours tipped off the police who raced to the scene and recovered the blood-stained knife.
The command’s spokesman, SP Bala Elkana, confirmed that investigation was ongoing, saying “the woman is in stable condition.”