Two married lovers were on Sunday found dead in a Toyota Corolla car after having sex by the roadside in the Abisogun Leigh Street, Ogba, Lagos State.
The names of the deceased remain undisclosed but they were said to have been respectively married. The wife of the man is said to be nursing a new baby.
The man, according to a report by the Punch, was found in the driver’s side, half naked, with his private parts showing, while the woman, who wore a gown, reclined in the passenger seat next to him.
According to the report, a tricycle rider, who was plying the street, observed that the headlamps of the car were on around 8.30am.
When the light remained switched on for another 30 minutes after, the rider reportedly drew the attention of an executive member of the National Union of Road Transport Workers to the car.
The two then went to the scene, peeped into the car and observed that the lovers were motionless. Immediately the two men reportedly alerted the police.
The police took the car to the premises of the Area G Police Command, while the corpses of the duo were said to have been deposited in a morgue.
The NURTW member, Adewale Sofuyi, who alerted the police about the incident told the Punch, “A tricycle rider approached me around 9am. He said the headlamps of a Toyota Corolla by the roadside were on and that he had knocked at the car door without getting response from the occupants.
“I followed him to the scene and confirmed what he said. The man wore a shirt only; he did not cover his private parts. The woman was in a gown. They were both in the front seats. The seat where the woman sat had been adjusted so that she reclined on it. From all indications, they had had sex with each other before their deaths.
“I went to report at the area command and some policemen followed me. When they opened the car, a bottle of an alcoholic brand – Best – was found there. Their phones were also recovered. They moved them to the back seats and drove to the station. The police contacted their families through their phones.”
According to Sofuyi, when families and relatives of the deceased arrived at the command, they were shocked to know they were in an amorous relationship.
“According to the families, both of them lived in the same building in Ogba. The woman’s husband said he had suspected that she had extra-marital affairs, but decided not to confront her.
“The man’s wife is a nursing mother. She cried profusely. I learnt that the man’s father is the landlord of the house where they both lived.”
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, confirmed the deaths.
He said, “They (the lovers) were taken to a hospital, where they were confirmed dead. Autopsies will be conducted on them, while investigation is ongoing to ascertain the cause of death. I don’t have their names for now.”