Two men suspected to have killed the wife of the Managing Director of Maersk Nigeria have been arrested.
The suspects identified as Ade Akanbi and Olamide Adegoke were arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command following Sunday’s tragic incident at the residence of the Managing Director of Maersk Nigeria, Gildas Tohouo on No. 1 Luggard Avenue, Ikoyi, Lagos State.
Gildas Tohouo, who is a Cameroonian and wife, Bernadett, were attacked, stabbed and forced to drink a substance suspected to be acid.
Bernadett who was a Hungarian died from the attacked. Her corpse has been deposited in the mortuary.
One of the suspects, Adegoke was said to be an electrician who regularly visited the apartment of the couple to work.
When NewsCentral TV visited the quiet neighbourhood, a resident narrated how the couple had organised a house party on Sunday and invited friends. Adegoke came and was granted access to the party based on familiarity.
However, Adegoke took advantage of his familiarity with the couple to bring in his accomplice, Akanbi.
When the party ended around 11 pm, the suspects who have carefully orchestrated their evil plan lurked around the victims’ apartment.
In the process, there was a power outage – this was when the opportunity presented itself for the suspects who immediately offered to fix the problem.
It was at this juncture that they attacked the couple with knives, locked them in separate rooms and forced the deceased to transfer some money to them.
Afterwards, they stabbed the couple and forced them to gulp down a substance believed to be acid. Furthermore, they suffocated the deceased with a pillow, resulting in her instant death.
However, luck ran against Adegoke and his accomplice, Akanbi when Gildas who was in pains called his company’s Chief Security Officer who quickly alerted the police. The police came and rounded up the suspects.
Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana later confirmed the incident
“The man is a Cameroonian and his wife was Hungarian. They hosted a party earlier on Sunday, and when the guests had left, there was a power outage. The electrician, who was also in attendance with an accomplice, was still in the compound during the outage.
“So, they knocked on the door and volunteered to help the couple fix their power problem. When the door was opened, the two suspects, Ade Akanbi and Olamide Adegoke, attacked the couple and stabbed the man and his wife.
“But the man survived, while his wife died due to the injuries she sustained from the attack.
“The suspects wanted to rob the couple and have been arrested. The knives used in perpetrating the crime have also been recovered.
“The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, mobilised personnel to the scene of the crime and arrested the suspects. Homicide detectives from the command have also cordoned off the area. Investigation is ongoing.” Mr Elkana said.
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