A popular businessman in Akure, the Ondo State capital, Sesan Adelabu, well known as Emirate, has macheted his wife to death and committed suicide.
It was gathered that the businessman, a socialite and petrol station owner, committed suicide by drinking sniper, an insect-killing substance, in the Alagbaka area of Akure on Friday, February 9, 2024.
Adelabu is the owner of the Emirate filling stations in Akure.
His body and that of his wife, it was learnt, have been deposited in the morgue.
Confirming the incident on Saturday, the Ondo State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, said the command had commenced an investigation into the matter.
Odunlami-Omisanya said the Ondo State Commissioner of Police, Abayomi Oladapo, had ordered homicide section to take over the case.
She said: “On Friday, February 9, a distress call was received by the police of ‘A’ Division Akure over alleged murder and suicide of a socialite and petrol station owner Sesan Adelabu, and his wife Bolu Adelabu.
“The officer attached to the deceased in his house in the Alagbaka area in Akure received a call from the deceased child at about 6:00 p.m. asking after his father, because he was not picking his calls.
“The policeman, while trying to inform his principal, discovered him faced down and lifeless in the toilet while his wife’s body was found on the bed with multiple cuts, suspected to be machete cuts on her head and face.
“Meanwhile, an empty container of sniper was also found at the scene.
“Investigation has commenced to unravel the circumstances leading to the unfortunate incident and the scene cordoned off to enable police to do the needful.”