Popular businessman, socialite kills wife, commits suicide in Ondo
Tragedy struck in Akure, Ondo State capital, on Friday night
when a popular oil and gas merchant and socialite, Sesan Adelabu, butchered his
wife, Bolu, to death.
The incident which occurred in their residence in the
highbrow area of Alagbaka has left many wondering what went wrong between the
According to sources in the area, Adelabu, popularly known
as “Shessy Emirate” within the social circle, inflicted a series of machete
cuts on his wife after he allegedly caught her having an affair.
After brutally butchering her to death, Emirate, who owns
chains of gas and filling stations, was said to have driven out of his house to
buy a deadly insecticide known as Sniper.
On getting back to the house, he drank the substance, after
which he gave up the ghost.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Abayomi
Oladipo, has ordered an immediate investigation into the incident.
Confirming the development, the Police Public Relations
Officer, Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, disclosed that the homicide section of
the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, will take over the case.
“On the 9th of February, 2024, a distress call was received
by the police of A’ Division Akure by men of the Special Protection Unit.
“The officer attached to the deceased in his house in the
Alagbaka area of Akure received a call from the deceased child around 6 p.m.
asking after his father.
“When he was not picking up his calls, the policeman, while
trying to inform his principal, discovered him face 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.
“An empty container of sniper was also found at the scene,”
Meanwhile, the bodies of the deceased couple have been
deposited at the mortuary.
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