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Jealous married man kills girlfriend, commits suicide

... corpses found in Sienna bus on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

A yet-to-be-identified man and a girl have been found dead inside a Sienna bus at Mowe/Ibafo axis of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.


The blue colour bus marked LSD 992 HH with a white helmet on the dashboard, suggesting that the owner might be an engineer or a contractor was parked by the roadside since Tuesday night with the bodies locked inside.


Residents had massed around the bus trying to figure out what might have happened to them.


Some suggested that they might have died as a result of sex romp.


“The car has been standing here since yesterday (Monday). But this morning, people moved closer and discovered that there were two lifeless bodies inside it. We don’t know what killed them,” a  resident said.


But the Ogun State Police Command said the lovers did not die making love to each inside the bus.



“It is a case of murder and suicide,” spokesman Abimbola Oyeyemi, said on Wednesday.


He said from preliminary investment, the man had visited his girlfriend somewhere in Lagos and had a fatal fight with her at her rented apartment.


“The two did not die while having sex. What happened was that the girl in question happened to be a girlfriend to that man.



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“He rented an apartment for her somewhere in Lagos. He went there to visit her. We don’t know what transpired between them, but we learnt he hit the woman on the head and she slumped.



“He carried the lifeless body of the woman in his vehicle. People in that neighbourhood ran to Ilaje police station in Bariga to report,” Oyeyemi said.


He added:”But he drove off, straight to his house at Orimerunmu. He dropped a suicide note, informing his wife that he had killed somebody. He told his wife not to bother looking for him, asking her to take care of the children. Then he left the house.


“He drove and parked near NASFAT area and he committed suicide there. We saw a container of Sniper in the vehicle which suggested that he drank Sniper (an insecticide).


“He wound up the glasses and died in the vehicle. So, it is a case of murder and suicide.”


The corpses of the lovers had been deposited in a mortuary.


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