Two lovers found dead inside car parked on Lagos-Ibadan expressway
The death of two suspected lovers inside a vehicle along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Wednesday has stirred up heated controversy among Nigerians online.
Eyewitnesses at the scene of the incident claimed that the lovers died while having sex inside a Toyota Sienna vehicle around the NASFAT area of Mowe-Ibafo axis of the expressway, but the police denied the claim.
According to The Punch, the corpses of the lovers caused panic on the expressway on Wednesday as many people kept wondering what else could have led to the their death except their sexual intercourse.
It was gathered that the passers-by on the road took pictures and made video of the scene of the incident, most of which were later seen widely shared on the social media.
In one of the viral video made, a man was heard saying, “This car has been parked for two days. If you know the owner of the vehicle, please contact Mowe-Ibafo police station.”
When contacted, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident, but denied that the suspected lovers died while having sex as widely speculated.
He said one of the lovers identified as Akeem had been reported at Ilaje Police Division in Lagos State for assault before the incident happened.
Oyeyemi said, “They did not die while having sex. The man had earlier been reported at Ilaje police station in Lagos. He was reported for hitting an object on his lover’s head.
“When the lady became unconscious, the man put her in his car and drove off. He reportedly took snipper on their way to Ogun State and they were both found dead around NASFAT. Investigation is ongoing to ascertain the cause of the death.”