Es­tate elec­tri­cian, ac­com­plice at­tack Maersk MD, kill wife

The Punch - - FRONT PAGE - Deji Lambo

Two sus­pects, Ade Akanbi and Olamide Ade­goke, have been ar­rested by men of the La­gos State Po­lice Com­mand for at­tack­ing the Manag­ing Direc­tor of Maersk Nige­ria, Gil­das To­houo, and stab­bing his wife, Ber­nadett, to death at the cou­ple’s res­i­dence on No. 1 Lug­gard Av­enue, Ikoyi, La­gos State.

It was learnt that the sus­pects also stabbed the man and forced him to drink a sub­stance sus­pected to be acid.

while the corpse of the wife had been evac­u­ated and de­posited in the mor­tu­ary, the man is bat­tling for his life in hos­pi­tal.

It was learnt that the de­ceased was a hun­gar­ian, while her hus­band is a Cameroo­nian.

Ac­cord­ing to find­ings, the con­di­tion of the Cameroo­nian re­mains crit­i­cal.

One of the per­pe­tra­tors of the crime, Ade­goke, was said to be an elec­tri­cian work­ing with the es­tate, where the cou­ple’s apart­ment is lo­cated.

PUNCH Metro gath­ered that the cou­ple had or­gan­ised a party in their house on Sun­day and many in­vited guests were said to have gath­ered in the com­pound to fe­lic­i­tate with them.

Ade­goke, who was said to be a fa­mil­iar face in the es­tate, was granted ac­cess to the party.

he re­port­edly used his fa­mil­iar­ity to smug­gle his ac­com­plice, Akanbi, in.

It was gath­ered that the party ended around 11.30pm and the guests de­parted for their var­i­ous homes, but Ade­goke and Akanbi were said to have lurked around the cou­ple’s apart­ment.

Sud­denly, there was a power out­age in the build­ing and the sus­pects al­legedly of­fered to as­sist the cou­ple to re­store power.

Ac­cord­ing to a source, the cou­ple recog­nised one of them as an elec­tri­cian in the es­tate and ac­cess the door for them

• The To­houos

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