Controversy as police recover lovers’ corpses from Lagos hotel

Published March 9, 2021

Deji Lambo

The remains of a man, identified simply as John , and his girlfriend , Darasimi, have been recovered from a hotel in the Fagaba area of Lagos State .
PUNCH Metro gathered that the lovers might have been poisoned .
John and Darasimi were said to have lodged in the hotel , but their motionless bodies were found in the hotel room.
Chronicling what transpired after the corpses were discovered in a post on
Instablog 9 ja, a source was quoted to have said that Darasimi’s sister , who came to claim her corpse , hinted that she was supposed to be in school instead of lodging in a hotel with John .
“ We suspect that they must have been poisoned because we found them lifeless in their hotel room. The girl’s elder sister , who came to retrieve her corpse , said her family members thought she was in school only to discover her in a hotel room with her boyfriend , ” the source said.
Footage attached to the post showed people weeping and lamenting the bizarre occurrence as a hearse conveyed the remains of the lovers to a mortuary .
When contacted , the state Police Public Relations Officer , Muyiwa Adejobi, said it was a case of sudden and unnatural death , adding that the state Commissioner of Police had ordered the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department to take over the case.
Adejobi stated, “ On Monday , March 8 , 2021 , around 8 am, one Niyi Adeduro , the manager of the Rosetree Hotel located at No. 7 Akinyele Street , off Jonathan Coker Road , new Oko Oba , came to the station and reported that one John Lekan and his girlfriend , one Oluwadara, lodged in his hotel the previous night, but unfortunately , this morning ( Monday ) around 6 am , they were found dead .
“ Lekan was lying in front of the room and Oluwadara was inside the car . Their corpses have been evacuated to the Mainland Hospital for autopsy.
“ The state Commissioner of Police , Hakeem Odumosu , has ordered the Homicide Section of the SCIID , Panti, to take over the case and carry out thorough investigation into the matter. ”

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