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Petrol station owner machetes wife to death, commits suicide in Akure



A socialite and petrol station owner in Akure, Mr Sesan Adelabu, popularly known as Emirate, has reportedly macheted his wife to death and committed suicide by drinking sniper, an insect-killing substance.

It was gathered that the incident happened on Friday in the Alagbaka area of Akure, Ondo State capital.

His body and that of his wife were deposited in the morgue.

Our correspondent reports that Adelabu was the owner of the Emirate filling stations in Akure.

Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, said the command had commenced investigation into the matter.

She said that the Commissioner of Police, Abayomi Oladapo, had ordered homicide section to take over the case.

According to the PPRO, on Feb. 9, a distress call was received by the police of ‘A’ Division Akure, by men of Special Protection Unit over alleged murder and suicide of a socialite and petrol station owner Sesan Adelabu, and his wife Bolu Adelabu.

“The officer attached to the deceased in his house at Alagbaka area in Akure, received a call from the deceased child around 6:00 p.m. asking after his father, because he was not picking his calls.

“The police man, while trying to inform his principal, discovered him faced down and lifeless in the toilet while his wife’s body was found on the bed with multiple cuts, suspected to be machete cuts on her head and face.

”Meanwhile, an empty container of sniper was also found at the scene.

“Investigation has commenced to unravel the circumstances leading to the unfortunate incident and the scene cordoned off to enable police to do the needful,” the PPRO said.

Muftau Ogunyemi

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