The MD of Maersk company has been stabbed in his Ikoyi home leaving him in severe condition alongside his wife who has been confirmed dead.
A yet-to-be-identified electrician on Sunday allegedly attacked the Managing Director of Shipping Company, MAERSK at his place of residence in the Ikoyi area of Lagos State.
It was gathered that the electrician perpetrated the crime in connivance with an accomplice.
The PUNCH learnt that the yet-to-be-identified MD of the shipping company had organised a party in his house when the suspect invited his accomplice to join them at the party.
After the party around 11.30pm, it was gathered, there was power outage in the building and the electrician offered to assist the couple in fixing the electricity problem.
The couple was said to have opened the door, knowing that the electrician works for the estate, but immediately the suspects gained entrance, they allegedly attacked the man and his wife.
Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said the suspects stabbed the man’s wife to death, adding that the man also sustained injuries and had been taken to the hospital.
Elkana said, “The man had a party early in the day, and when people left, there was power outage.
“So, the electrician knocked on the door, offering to help the couple fix their power.
“When the door was opened, they attacked them, and stabbed the man and his wife.
“The man survived, but the wife died due to the injuries she sustained from the attack.
“The suspects wanted to rob the couple.
“Two suspects — Ade Akanbi and Olamide Adegoke — have been arrested and the knives used in perpetrating the crime has been recovered.
“The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has visited the scene, while homicide detectives have also cordoned off the area.
“An investigation is ongoing.”
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