Tragedy:Man Kills Pregnant Wife,Son ,Hangs Self In Lagos

Residents of Aga Ikorodu, a Lagos suburb were yesterday, enveloped by fear following the discovery of the bodies of a motorcyclist, his pregnant wife and their six-year-old son.

The incident occurred at 12, Obafemi Eruja Street, off Agbola Awojobi Street.

It was gathered that the man, identified as Charles Enifa, 40, was found hanging on the ceiling of their one-roomed residence; whereas his wife, Faith, 35, and the unnamed child were stabbed to death.

Their bodies were discovered around 5am, after their two older children, Success, 12, and Favour, 10, opened the door and alerted neighbours.

During a visit to the neighbourhood on Friday evening, it was gathered, that, other neighbours had fled the compound as a result of the incident.

The man’s commercial motorcycle was seen in the corridor of the compound, which was desolate at the time of visit.

There were, however, conflicting tales on the possible cause of deaths. While some people said the man might have killed his pregnant wife and the boy over alleged infidelity, before committing suicide, others feared that they were murdered.

Jamiu Odukoya, son to the deceased’s landlord, disclosed, that, the couple had been enmeshed in fights and disagreement in the past two years, and the man always claimed he was not the young boy’s father.

He said: “I do not live here. I was called this morning (Friday) that something has happened and I rushed down to the house…I came here around 10am. Before I got here, I went to the police station but I was told that the police were already at the scene. When I came here, I met alot of security people and emergency workers.

“What I heard was that one of the tenants killed his wife and son over infidelity. They had been having issues. I know that when my father was alive, he tried talking to them and even advised the man to let the woman go if he thinks the boy was not his son.”


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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