The Adet­savs fought reg­u­larly

The Punch - - SUNDAY SPECIAL -

A gen­er­a­tor re­pairer, who worked directly op­po­site the cou­ple’s res­i­dence, Peter Okpe, told our cor­re­spon­dent that the cou­ple was known for fre­quent squab­bles.

He said many res­i­dents around the area knew that the cou­ple al­ways fought, es­pe­cially the wife, who he de­scribed as “a very tough woman and so tem­per­a­men­tal to a point that on sev­eral oc­ca­sions, she en­gaged many of her neigh­bours in a fight.

“There was an in­ci­dent when she stabbed one of the neigh­bours be­cause the man in­ter­vened when she was scold­ing one of her chil­dren. The case is still in court,” he said.

Okpe also al­leged that the per­sis­tent quar­rels be­tween the cou­ple forced the land­lord and a spin­ster work­ing with the nige­rian Im­mi­gra­tion Ser­vice to leave the com­pound.

A 61-year-old re­tired teacher, Richard Orseer, liv­ing be­side the Adet­savs, said he wasn’t both­ered the night he heard of a noise from the fam­ily be­cause it had be­come a reg­u­lar oc­cur­rence.

Orseer added, “By the time the po­lice came and forced the apart­ment door open, they found ni­cholas, the three chil­dren and Rachael ly­ing dead in a pool of their blood. It was a hor­ri­ble ex­pe­ri­ence and I have never wit­nessed such a thing in my life.’’

Two ver­sions were given as to what led to the

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