The 13-year relationship between a drink seller in the Abukuru, Ajegunle area of Lagos State and her lover, 38-year-old Kingsley Pereowei, has come to a gruesome end.
The trader, identified simply as Mary, reportedly slit Kingsley’s throat while he was sleeping in the early hours of Friday, left him in a pool of blood and went into hiding.
PUNCH Metro gathered that Kingsley, who screamed for help, died before residents could rescue him. Although the immediate cause of the attack had yet to be ascertained, some residents said the couple’s relationship had been marred with incessant quarrels.
Mary was also said to have recently accused the victim of dating another woman in the neighbourhood. The beer parlour, where Mary sold drinks and also lived with her lover, was under lock and key when our correspondent visited the community on Tuesday.
Kingsley’s elder sister, Linda Pereowei, who resides on Orodu Lane, Ajegunle, was said to have gone to a morgue, where her brother’s corpse was deposited. Read more