Updated: Akure-based socialite ‘Emirate’ hacks wife to death, commits suicide.
February 10, 2024
A popular Akure-based socialite and the owner of Emirate Petrol Station, Sesan Adelabu, has committed suicide after allegedly macheting his wife to death in Ondo State.
Mr Adelabu, popularly known as ‘Emirate,’ was alleged to have killed his wife late Friday in the Alagbaka area of Akure, the state capital.
Reports say that shortly after, he drank an insecticide suspected to be Sniper and also committed suicide.
A source who confirmed the incident to newsmen said there had been no love lost between the couple in recent times.
“I can’t confirm what led to this, but I know the two of them had not been on good terms recently. It’s a sad one for us tonight, especially we members of his club,” he said.
It was gathered that the corpses of the couple had been picked up and taken to the hospital morgue by the police.
Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, Police spokesperson in Ondo State, could not be reached immediately for comment.
However, a top senior police officer said that detectives from the state command have visited the scene, and an investigation has begun.
The tragic development came barely two months after a popular Akure socialite, Sunday Bayo, otherwise known as ‘Sayo,’ was killed in a brothel at Ijapo Estate in Akure.