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80-year-old Man, Wife Killed In FCT Residence

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An 80-year-old man, identified as Adebola Ezekiel, and his wife, Abiodun Ezekiel, have been found dead in their apartment at Apo area in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) after they were hacked by suspected assailants.

LEADERSHIP gathered that the incident occurred on Monday at the Apo Legislative Quarters in the Apo area of the FCT at 10pm.

Sources said the aged man who was on a wheel chair and his wife had their throats slit by the assailants who used a dagger.

A resident of the area who pleaded anonymity said one of the windows of their apartment was forced open and the remains of the deceased were afterwards found in a pool of blood.

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“One of the man’s sons called someone in the area to help him check on his parents who had not been picking his calls.

“The door was locked when the person got there, and the son ordered him to break the door to the house to find out what was happening.

“One of the windows was forced open and the remains of the deceased were found in pool of blood,” the source added.

The FCT police spokesperson Josephine Adeh, who confirmed the incident, said that FCT Commissioner of Police, Benneth Igweh, personally visited the crime scene.

“We confirm the incident happened and the Commissioner of Police personally visited the crime scene.

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“He directed the CID to commenced a discreet investigation into the incident immediately. The outcome will be communicated to you immediately,” Adeh said.

She said, “Following a distress call by the estate manager of Zone D, 1st Gate, Apo Legislative Quarters to Apo Divisional Police Headquarters that one Seun Ezekiel, called to report that his parents, who reside in the estate are not responding to their calls and with his permission, they brought down the window protector of the kitchen to gain access into the house.

“They discovered the bodies of Seun’s parents: Adebola Ezekiel and Abiodun Ezekiel in the pool of their blood, with their throats slit by yet to be identified persons.”

 



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