Nsukka – Two lovers have reportedly died in bed at Obukpa in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State.
An eye-witness who identified himself as Mr Cyril Adonai, said on Tuesday that neighbours raised the alarm after series of knocking on the door of the deceased, and after calling his phone without response.
`When the door was opened, the boy and the girl were found naked and dead on the bed.
`The police were immediately called in and they removed the corpses to Bishop Shanahan Hospital,’’ the witness said.
According to him, the young lovers were planning for marriage.
Adonai said the cause of their death might have arisen from fumes from the generating set which the deceased moved inside the room before they slept off.
`As at 2 a.m. on Sunday night, that generator was on and there were white foams in their mouths, an indication that they might have inhaled a dangerous gas,’’ he said.
The Police DPO at Nsukka, Mr Jacob Muri confirmed the incident, adding that details of the report were being expected.
My wife is a cultist, man tells court
In another develpoment in Abeokuta A 38-year-old businessman, Mr Kehinde Adetayo, on Tuesday at the Abeokuta Grade I Customary Court accused his wife Taiwo of being a cultist.
Adetayo had told the court that Taiwo was a member of a cult group in Abeokuta, but he did not name the group.
He also told the court that his wife had stopped attending church with him ever since she joined the group.
`I have tried my best to call her back to her senses, but she has refused to listen to me, she does not even go to church anymore.
“I can’t be living with an evil and devilish woman as a wife, please my lord terminate this marriage and let her go her way,” he pleaded with the court.
He also told the court that the marriage, which was contracted 15 years ago, had produced three children aged 12 years, 10 years and six years.
In her response, Taiwo, a 35-year-old plank seller, refuted her husbands claims, and said that they were mere tissue of lies and unfounded allegations levied against her.
“These are allegations that this man cannot substantiate, he has not told the truth to this court my lord.
“My relatives are here to testify to series of crisis that I have been going through, I challenge him to present evidence before the court,” she said.
Taiwo said that she was not ready to divorce Kehinde because they both laboured hard to acquire all their property.
“We acquired our property together, and now I am not good enough to enjoy the fruit of my labour; no way, I will not accept,” she said.
The President of the court, Mrs Christiana Olaleye, said that she had no doubt that the estranged couple still had some love for each other.
She said that it was very possible that the lingering crisis could be resolved, and urged relatives and family members to take up the challenge by mediating in the crisis.
Olaleye also told the couple that she would be looking forward to hearing that the relatives had settled the matter.
She, thereafter, adjourned the matter to April 6, for reports of settlement. (NAN)