Lovers found dead in Ondo

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A middle-aged man identified as Eric and his unidentified girlfriend were found dead in their room in Ondo City, Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo State.

The couple was discovered on Saturday in Eric’s apartment in the Ayeyemi area of the city.

Neighbors and residents speculated that the couple had left a generator running and charged a phone in a socket placed on the bed. They suggested that the woman’s chain might have come into contact with the socket, resulting in electrocution.

A resident named Ayo said Eric’s relatives found the bodies when they checked on him after he didn’t answer his phone. They looked through the window, saw the bodies, and then broke down the door to enter the house.

The spokesperson of Ondo State Police Command, SP Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, confirmed the incident in a telephone conversation with our correspondent.

She disclosed that the deceased had been dating for about two years, and both families were aware of their relationship.

Their remains have been evacuated and deposited at a nearby hospital morgue.