Lovers died during fight in Lagos –Police

The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed that a man, Adebayo Adeseko and his girlfriend, Sarah Adesanya, died after fighting in their apartment.

It was a surprise for residents of Ojodu, Ikeja, Lagos State, when the information spread that the lady and the man died after the “bloody” fight.

PUNCH Metro gathered that the cause of the fight that happened on Sunday morning between the two lovers could not be ascertained by the residents who spoke with our correspondent.

However, it was gathered that the lovers had been having arguments since the previous day before their corpses were found in their apartment the following day.

A resident, identified simply as Lawal, sent a 33-second video showing the body of the yet-to-be-identified boyfriend and girlfriend lying helplessly on the floor in their apartment to PUNCH Metro, describing the incident as a “crazy one.”

The video shows the bodies of the man and lady in a pool of their own blood right from the inside of their apartment to the front of the door.

The spread of the blood on the ground and surfaces raised suspicions that they might have struggled with themselves in the house.

The deceased male on a brown top and native shorts was lying at the entrance of the door while the female was seen facing the ground as she lay inside the apartment.

In the video, many people who had gathered could be heard talking in the background as one of them said the lady had struggled.

“It’s crazy; that was how people met them. They were fighting and killed themselves in the process,” Lawal said, adding, “We don’t know what caused their fight.”

Another source said, “That was what we heard. I can’t say why they fought”, adding, “People said they had previously heard their arguments.”

A source in the Ojodu Division of the state police command told our correspondent the parents of the lady were aware the lovers had been having disagreements. He also noted that the guy was not pleased after the lady wanted to opt out of the relationship.

The policeman said, “It’s a matter of a boyfriend and girlfriend. According to people who are close to them, the girl said she was not interested again. The guy was like, ‘After wasting my whole time, and you say you are not doing again?’ The parents confirmed they have been having issues. The dad confirmed that the guy beat the lady up last week and he called them to settle the matter, and the guy promised not to touch her again, but just today, we met the dead bodies inside one room.”

He noted the corpses had been evacuated.

Our correspondent also observed that the video which was also beginning to trend on X (formerly Twitter) had generated reactions with many wondering if the relationship was by force.

@ChuksEricE, while lamenting the incident, said no one should stay in an abusive relationship.

“Marriages are meant to be honoured – if there is love and honour from both partners. No religion asks you to stay in an abusive relationship. Aunty, brother, leave that toxic relationship today! Some people are still in such a situation as we speak, yet they are still there because of ‘what people will say?’ Hmm RIP to the dead,” the user wrote on Sunday.

“Stay away from toxic relationships, boyfriend and girlfriend fought and killed themselves at Ogba Aguda today,” @Olahitan0 also said.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident to our correspondent on Sunday but noted the incident happened in Ojodu.

Hundeyin, in a text message sent to our correspondent after enquiring about the incident, said, “No arrest (was made).”

“It happened in Ojodu,” the PPRO said.

PUNCH Metro reports that in late 2023, a jealous boyfriend also killed his girlfriend with a sledgehammer after suspecting the lady was leaving him for another man.

Then Lagos Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa, disclosed the arrest of the suspect during a press conference.

“One Samuel Adeniyi got consumed by emotions and smashed the head of his girlfriend, and killed her. He (Adeniyi) said he suspected that the girl might leave him and perhaps for just that reason, he killed her and ran away. We have succeeded in arresting him and recovering the sledgehammer that he used and we will bring him to justice,” the former CP said.


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