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Confusion as wife finds husband, mistress dead in Lagos residence

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A man, identified as Rasaki Balogun and a yet-to-be-identified woman, believed to be his mistress, have been found dead at the man’s residence at No. 16 Taiwo Oke Street, Victory Estate, in the Ejigbo area of Lagos State.

Speaking on the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said that Balogun’s wife, Akorede,  discovered the corpses at her husband’s second home.

The PPRO said, “On Thursday, June 20, 2019, around 8am, one  Akorede Balogun of Area 2, Igbehandun Estate, New Heaven, Iba, reported at the Iba Police Station that her husband, Rasaki Balogun, 56, of No. 16 Taiwo Oke Street, Victory Estate, Ejigbo, was found dead with his mistress in his sitting room.

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“A team of detectives, led by the Divisional Police Officer, Ejigbo, visited the scene. The corpses of the man and his alleged mistress were found in the pool of their blood with the woman lying on a knife. The man was said to be living alone in the house, while his family live in a different place. The identity of the mistress has yet-to-be established as he was said to have picked her about two days earlier from an unknown location and brought her to the house.

“The crime scene was sealed off for forensic analysis, while the corpses were evacuated to hospital for autopsy. Homicide detectives from the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba, have taken over the case on the instruction of the state Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Muazu. Investigation is ongoing to unravel the circumstances surrounding their death.”

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