In their apartment along the NDDC road in Amukpe, Sapele Local Government District, Delta State, the bodies of a couple known as Ufuoma Atidja and Matilda Aghotor were discovered.
Lindaikeji claims that the remains were discovered after neighbors peeped through the window on Saturday morning, February 13. It is claimed that the man was found on the floor and the woman was found on the bed.
A witness who asked for anonymity informed The media that the lovers had attended a party the night before.
“After the party, they came home late and slept off yesterday, only to wake up this morning and we find them dead.” said the source.
Ufuoma and Matilda had only returned to the country from an unidentified foreign country last year, according to the source, and had allegedly relocated into the vicinity last December.
“He occasionally uses his vehicle to shuttle between Sapele and Warri route, and he was a lively fellow who was always visible and when neighbours woke up that morning and noticed his vehicle was there and there was no sign of the wife and him, we became worried, his window was opened but when we noticed his door was locked inside, we became curious, that was when we looked through the windows and saw the dead bodies.” the source added.
Another report claimed, though, that their deaths could have been as a consequence of generator fumes being inhaled.
“Their generator was put on when they came back yesterday, and we suspect that it must have been their cause of death.”
The Delta State Police Public Relations Officer’s spokesperson, DSP Onome Onowakpoyeya, confirmed the incident.
“When the police visited the venue, they prevented us from going in, so the case was not officially reported” she said.