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Father, mother, son die in murder-suicide in Ikorodu

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A young man, Enife Omomo, his wife, and one of their children have reportedly died in a murder-suicide incident in their apartment.

The family stayed at No 12, Obafemi Reuja Street around Aga area of Ikorodu, Lagos, and in an explanation given by one Taiwo Salami who was their neighbor, the couple and all their three kids were in the apartment at the time the incident occurred.

Omomo was said to have been a commercial motorcyclist.

While the nature of his wife and son’s death has not been determined yet, Omomo was confirmed to have killed himself.

Taiwo, their neighbor narrated, “I left home very early as usual with my motorcycle. After some hours, my wife called me that Baba Efe, his wife, and their last child, Glorious were found dead inside their apartment.

“On getting home I saw a crowd in our compound. I entered the apartment of Baba Efe only to discover he had committed suicide, the wife lay on the floor dead and the son on the three-seater chair also dead. I was surprised because yesterday night, I saw both the wife and the husband sitting together as usual without any rancour. In fact, they were playing with their children around them. I don’t know what could have caused this sudden situation.

“Efe, the eldest daughter went to one of their family members, living nearby to report the development. On getting there, she screamed for help. The dead man used to be a motorcycle rider but a few months ago he stopped working because his motorcycle had developed a fault. The children also stopped going to school but I saw them yesterday and there was no sign of any problem among them.”

One other resident told newsmen that Omomo had been constantly quarreling with his wife for some time before the incident.

The resident explained, “There was a time the husband and wife were fighting and the husband was accusing his wife of infidelity– that the wife must tell him the real father of the son– if not that nobody will be alive among them.

“As you can see, the children and their parents were together at the time of the incident and nothing happened to the two older girls. The mother and son whose matter is in contention were found dead and the father was also found to have committed suicide.”

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