A couple, identified as Ufuoma Atidja and Matilda Aghotor, were reportedly found dead in their apartment along NDDC road in Amukpe, Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State.

According to reports, the body of the deceased lovers were discovered on Saturday morning, February 13, after neighbours peeped through the window. The man’s body was allegedly found on the floor and the woman on the bed.

A source revealed that the couple attended a party the night before their unfortunate demise.

“They came home late after the party and slept off yesterday, only to wake up this morning and we found them dead.” the source said.

Couple found

The source who pleaded anonymity, further revealed that Ufuoma and Matilda had just returned to Nigeria from an undisclosed country and moved into the apartment last December.

“He occasionally uses his vehicle to shuttle between Sapele and Warri route, and he was a lively fellow who was always visible and when neighbors woke up that morning and noticed his vehicle was there and there was no sign of the wife and him, we became worried, his window was opened but when we noticed his door was locked inside, we became curious, that was when we looked through the windows and saw the dead bodies.” the source added.

Another source said that they may have died from inhaling generator fumes, because their power generating set was put on the night of their death.

“Their generator was put on yesterday when they came back and we are suspecting it must have been the cause of their death.”

The incident has been confirmed by the spokesperson of the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onowakpoyeya.


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