Police Inspector and Alleged Lover Killed by Generator Fumes in Awka
New reports have just confirmed the death of a police inspector and his alleged lover, a member of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC, who died after inhaling fumes from a power generating set at the officer’s apartment in Ezinifite Okpuno village in Awka South Local Government Area.
According to Vanguard, the duo were found dead in the third-floor apartment of the officer’s house over the weekend. The yet-to-be-named officer’s wife lives in Lagos with his three children, while the Civil Defence worker, simply identified as Chioma, lived with her husband and five children in Awka. Chioma allegedly had told her husband she was attending a night vigil.
Narrating the version of events to the press, here’s what an eyewitness said:
“The woman spent the night with her police lover, but both did not wake up until a labourer, who was to work for the deceased policeman, came in the morning and discovered their bodies.
“On discovering the bodies, the labourer rushed out and alerted neighbours. The neighbours followed the labourers to the apartment and confirmed the incident before a relative locked up the compound to prevent the large number of people trooping access to the apartment.”
Another neighbour said:
“I heard the sound of the generator until 4a.m. That may be when the fuel finished. I was surprised when we were told that two people died in the flat.”
Other neighbours added that the late officer was hardly ever around, and was only noticed when he put on the generator which stays on through the night.
Not longer after the bodies were found, officers of the NSCDC arrived and took the corpses away in an ambulance. And when contacted for comment, the Anambra State Police Public Relations Office, Mrs Nkeiru Nwode, claimed the officer wasn’t a member of the Nigeria Police Force and that the identity of the woman was yet to be ascertained. However, Nwode added that she was yet to be fully briefed on the incident.
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