There was pandemonium in Ogba area of Lagos State as two dead bodies, a male and female, were found in a car parked at a lonely spot behind the Nigerian Institute of Journalism on Sunday 29th of October 2017.
Nobody could explain what led to the death of the two adults, who onlookers described as lovers. The victims were reported to have driven to an area behind the Nigeria Institute of Journalism, NIJ, to engage in sex.
One of the onlookers alleged that the lady was a married woman with children, while the man was her lover, adding that they were probably engaged in sex when the incident occurred.
“By the time passers-by saw them, the car engine was still running and the air conditioner was on, indicating that they did not die of suffocation.”
An NURTW member, Adewale Sofuyi revealed that: “A tricycle rider approached me around 9am. He said the headlamps of a Toyota Corolla by the roadside were on and that he had knocked at the car door without getting response from the occupants.”
“I followed him to the scene and confirmed what he said. The man wore a shirt only; he did not cover his private parts. The woman was in a gown. They were both in the front seats. The seat where the woman sat had been adjusted so that she reclined on it. From all indications, they had had sex with each other before their deaths.”
“I went to report at the area command and some policemen followed me. When they opened the car, a bottle of an alcoholic brand – Best – was found there. Their phones were also recovered. They moved them to the back seats and drove to the station. The police contacted their families through their phones.”
“When families and relatives of the deceased arrived at the command, they were shocked to know they were in an amorous relationship. According to the families, both of them lived in the same building in Ogba. The woman’s husband said he had suspected that she had extra-marital affairs, but decided not to confront her.”
“The man’s wife is a nursing mother. She cried profusely. I learnt that the man’s father is the landlord of the house where they both lived.”
Contacted, the Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Olarinde Famous-Cole, said the corpses had been taken to the mortuary. “Yes, it is true,” he said. Adding that “when information got to the Area Command, our men raced to the scene and took the corpses to the mortuary.” Mr. Famous-Cole said the Police have commenced further investigations and an autopsy will be carried out on the corpses.