Residents of NDDC Road in Amukpe, Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State are still in shock over the discovery of two dead bodies in an apartment located within the area.
The bodies have already been identified as that of two lovers, Ufuoma Atidja and Matilda Aghotor.
According to reports, the remains of the couple were discovered on Saturday morning, February 13, 2021 after neighbours peeped through their room’s window.
It was gathered that the man was allegedly found on the floor while the woman’s body laid on the bed.
A source who pleaded anonymity told The Nation that the lovers had returned from a party they attended the previous night.
“The lovers came home late after the party and slept off yesterday; only to wake up this morning and we found them dead”, the source said.
It was further confirmed by the source that Ufuoma and Matilda had just returned to the country last year from an undisclosed overseas’ country; and had apparently moved into the vicinity only last December.
“He occasionally uses his vehicle to shuttle between Sapele and Warri route; and he was a lively fellow who was always visible and when neighbours woke up that morning and noticed his vehicle was there; and there was no sign of the wife and him, we became worried; his window was opened but when we noticed his door was locked inside, we became curious; that was when we looked through the windows and saw the dead bodies.” the source added.
However, another source explained that their deaths may have been as a result of inhaling generator fumes.
“Their generator was put on yesterday when they came back; and we are suspecting it must have been the cause of their death.”
In her reaction, the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onowakpoyeya confirmed the incident.
The Command spokesperson said; “When the police visited the area, they prevented us from going in, so the case was not officially reported.”