James Sowole in Akure
Police in Ondo State have said investigation had begun into the cause of death of a couple, Mr. and Mrs. Femi Oguntunwase, who were found dead in their house located at New Sight area of Oba Ile town in Akure North Local Government Area of the Ondo State.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the Ondo State Command, Mr Femi Joseph, who disclosed this, said, however, that nobody had been arrested for the incident.
According to a source in the town, the lifeless bodies of the couple were found on the floor of the sitting room of their apartment on Saturday afternoon.
The source said the husband, Femi, was on the ground naked while the wife, Modupe, was also on the floor in a T-shirt and a wrapper while a bottle of palm oil was found beside them.
A resident of the area who identified herself as Seluwa said the couple were seen in the morning of the fateful day hale hearty, saying they were surprised to hear the news of their death in the afternoon .
“We saw the husband in the morning greeting everybody but we were surprised to hear his death in the afternoon, ” she said.
According to Seluwa, some bowl of pap and akara balls were seen beside the deceased which showed that they died after taking their breakfast.
It was gathered that when the neighbours entered into the apartment, palm oil was found in the deceased’s mouths which indicated that they might have eaten
poisoned food and drank palm oil to try to neutralise it.