A couple, Chris Ndukwe, 39, and Olamide Alli, 25, who was involved in a murder-suicide in the Lekki area of Lagos was said be planning to get married in August.
A murder-suicide which occurred at the Park Estate on Sunday, horrified the internet, with close friends saying the couple have been dating for about 7 years with two sons, one 7 and the other 3.
It was gathered that the 39-year-old began doubting the paternity of their second child, saying the baby wasn’t his.
LIB quoted friends saying that they were shocked to learn that 39-year-old was still going on with the plans to marry Olamide in August while he was nursing such a plan.
The friend who spoke on condition of anonymity said Chris had called a comedian a few weeks ago to book him for their forthcoming nuptials.
“There has 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 rites” he said
The friend said Chris and Olamide were never living together, adding that 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-suicide.
It was gathered that the man bound his spouse, sealed her mouth, shaved her hair and stabbed her multiple times with different knives in the head and eyes.
He, thereafter, ingested some poisonous substances suspected to be pesticides.
Police spokesman Bala Elkana said homicide detectives have sealed up the place, adding, “They have commenced an investigation. The bodies of the man and the woman have been moved to the hospital for an autopsy.”
Two kitchen knives and two bottles of insecticides were found in the house, police said.