Generator fumes, during the weekend, killed a man identified by his neighbours as a policeman, and his lover, suspected to be a member of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Anambra State.
The female victim, whose name was given as Ifeoma, a mother of five and the policeman, a father of three, were found dead on Sunday, in an apartment at Ezinifite Okpuno, Awka-South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Until the unfortunate incident, the policeman’s family lived in Lagos, while his lover’s family stayed in Awka.
Punch reports that Ifeoma told her husband that she was going to attend a church vigil, but ended up at her lover’s house, which was nearby.
A source said, “The woman spent the night with her police lover until a labourer, who was to work for the policeman, came in the morning and discovered their dead bodies.
“The labourer then rushed out and alerted neighbours.
“The neighbours followed him to confirm the incident, before a relative intervened and locked the gate, preventing people from further going inside the apartment.”
Some neighbours, who spoke with newsmen, attributed the cause of their death to generator fumes.
One of them said, “There was the sound of a small generator throughout the night in his apartment. But at about 4am, it went dead; maybe the fuel got finished.
“The policeman lived on the third floor of the house. As a policeman, he hardly stayed around, but each time he was around, everybody would know, because he would run his generator all through the night. Everybody called him ‘Officer’, but I think he was an inspector.”
Reacting, the Anambra State Police Public Relations Office, ASP Nkeiru Nwode said, “I have not yet been fully briefed on the story. As soon as I get the details, I will communicate with you, please.”