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Residents find man, woman dead in car in Lagos

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A man and a woman have been found dead inside a car at Mende, Maryland, Lagos state, on Saturday.

The duo, who were identified as the Creative Director, Image World Visuals, Emmanuel Chetan, and Annie Akhadelor, were said to be returning from  a club in the early hours of Saturday.

According to residents of the area, Chetan lived at 37A Atiba Osborne Street, Mende.

An eyewitness, James Odion, noted that the two died on Olugbade Street, Mende, Maryland, about 72 metres from where the man’s residence.

Speaking further, the eyewitness said the two might have taken poisoned drinks, which were eventually found when the car was forced open by the police.

Odion said a resident had approached Chetan to remove his vehicle when he parked, but he pleased to stay for a little while.

He, and the woman, were found dead about one hour later.

“Chetan was in his 30s. I knew him very well but I had never seen the lady, who was with him,” Odion added.

“He parked his car on Olugbade Street, a distance of not more than 70 or so metres to his house. A man who usually parks his car at that place, approached him and asked him to move the car away so that he could park his own car.

“Chetan asked him not to worry that he would soon leave the place as he was feeling uncomfortable in his stomach, same as his partner.

“The two appeared to be coming from a club. Some bottles of drinks were found with them when the police eventually got to the scene and forced open the vehicle.”

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The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Chike Oti, confirmed the incident, saying the corpses of Chetan and Akhadelor had been recovered and deposited in the hospital for autopsy.

He said, “The corpses of the man and the woman were recovered in a car. They were there for about one hour until residents became curious that a car whose engine had been running for almost two hours could be stationary.

“But on a close examination, they found out that a man and a woman were inside the car. The residents were unable to wake them up.

“The residents had to call the police and when the police got to the scene, they opened the car and found the two persons to be motionless. The police took them to a hospital where they were confirmed dead. Their corpses are in the hospital for autopsy.”

Chika added that the state Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Mu’azu, had instructed a full-scale investigation into the case.

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