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‘Drug addict’ allegedly kills parents, stabs sister

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Residents of Afeez Gbadamosi Street in Ejigbo area of Lagos State have been thrown into shock following the discovery of the lifeless bodies of the newly elected chairman of Ailegun West Community Development Association (CDA), Barr. Clement Okhide and his wife, Toyin, a matron at the General Hospital, Isolo, in their apartment.

One of their daughters, Mary, who was found in the pool of her blood, was rushed to the hospital where doctors are still battling to save her life. Upon investigation, it was discovered that the dastardly act was perpetrated by the deceased’s 23-year-old son, Michael, who is on the run.

Residents hinted that the fleeing suspect is a drug addict. Although the exact reason for snuffing life out of his parents could not be immediately ascertained as the police said they were still on his trail, residents said it would not be unconnected with his uncontrollable urge to get some of the illicit drugs at all costs.

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One of the residents, who described the 60-year-old late lawyer as a no-nonsense man, said “the man had been warning his son against taking illicit drugs but he wouldn’t listen. There had been an altercation between them several times. The couple had three children. Michael had gone to three private universities but could not complete his education because of illicit drugs. At a point, he said his family hated him, even when his parents did all they could to make him useful.”

Another resident explained that after allegedly committing the act, Michael was seen leaving the building in a boxer short. The resident who simply gave his name as Osemodiamen, said: “We saw him rush out of his father’s house in a boxer short and wondered why he was dressed so casually. As he walked past us, he did not look at our direction. We suspected he could be up to something because he was walking briskly but we never suspected it had to do with the death of his parents.

“We gathered that he attacked his mother first, inside her bedroom with a knife. As his father rushed out of his room to know what the shout was all about, he bumped into Michael who also stabbed him. Those who got there first were alerted by Mary’s scream.”

Policemen from the Ejigbo division, led by the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Olabisi Okuwobi, arrived at the scene when they got the report and evacuated the bodies to the morgue. Meanwhile, the building had been sealed to enable the police to carry out their investigations.

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