A man and a woman were found dead in a parked car, whose engine was running on Olugbade Street, Mende, Maryland, Lagos State, on Saturday morning.
Residents of the area have identified them as Emmanuel Chetan, the Creative Director, Image World Visuals and Annie Akhadelor. Chetan was a resident of Atiba Osborne Street, in the area.
Eyewitnesses said Chetan and Akhadelor were probably returning from a club in the early hours of Saturday. The two were suspected to have taken poisoned drinks, which might have led to their death.
Chike Oti, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, confirmed the incident, saying the corpses of Chetan and Akhadelor had been recovered and deposited in the hospital for autopsy.
“The corpses of the man and the woman were recovered in a car. They were there for about one hour until residents became curious that a car whose engine had been running for almost two hours could be stationary.
“But on a close examination, they found out that a man and a woman were inside the car. The residents were unable to wake them up.
“The residents had to call the police and when the police got to the scene, they opened the car and found the two persons to be motionless. The police took them to a hospital where they were confirmed dead. Their corpses are in the hospital for autopsy.”
He added that the state Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Mu’azu, had instructed the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department as well as the forensic unit to commence necessary analyses and investigations into the case.