A Nigerian man, simply identified as, Chris Ndukwe, 39, has stabbed his wife, Olamide Alli, 25, to death, and thereafter committed suicide in their home in Victory Park estate in Lagos state on Sunday, June 21.
According to residents of the estate, the couple moved into the estate three weeks ago with their two young children and are scheduled for their wedding on August this year before the tragedy struck.
Reports also said that the man was seen with the wife, jogging on Saturday morning, however, on Sunday, the man who is said to have always questioned the paternity of their second child, stabbed his wife to death, and then took his own life.
A neighbor who spoke on condition of anonymity to LIB, said. “On Sunday afternoon, neighbors close to the couple’s apartment heard loud music emanating from their home and this lasted for many hours. The neighbors went to the estate office to complain about the loud music and insisted the estate officials go there and caution the couple.
The estate authorities went to the couple’s compound to appeal to them to turn down the volume of the music coming from their apartment.
They however met with the wife’s sister who was downstairs with the couple’s children. The sister immediately went upstairs so she can inform her sister and the husband about the complaint laid by the estate authorities. She knocked several times but got no response.
After waiting for so long, the sister and the estate officials decided to pull the door down. They were greeted by a horrific sight.
Apparently, the man had killed his wife. It is believed it was pre-meditated because when they got into the room, they saw different kinds of knives there.
The woman’s legs and hands were bound and her mouth shut with a cellotape. The husband used a clipper to shave her hair, stabbed her head, her eyes, stabbed her multiple times with different knives. The scene was nothing short of a horror movie.
After stabbing his wife to death, the man then committed suicide by drinking sniper’.
Another friend of the couple, said that the couple were said to have been dating on and off for over 7 years. They have a seven-year-old son and then had a second son, three years ago. However, trouble started when Chris began to doubt the paternity of their second child, insisting the child isn’t his.
According to the friend, what is quite shocking to them is that Chris was still going on with the plans to marry Olamide in August while he was nursing such a plan, said Chris had called a comedian a few weeks ago to book him for their forthcoming nuptials.
”There have been an issue that has been coming up about the second child. He planned to get married to her in August.
He had told friends about it. This is the most confusing for everyone. He had called a comedian earlier to tell him he was going to be the MC at the occasion.
He had told our older friends that are doctors that they would accompany him to go do the normal legal rite.
The friend said Chris and Olamide were never living together. He said Olamide usually takes the boys to the house to see Chris. He said on Saturday they went for jogging and when they returned, she offered to give him dinner.
Later that night, she went to his room to spend some time with him while her sister was in the room with the boys, and that was when he committed the murder and killed himself afterwards.
Spokesperson of the state police command, Bala Elkana who confirmed the incident to LIB, said “it is true. Homicide detectives have sealed up the place. They have commenced investigation.”.