Two lovers and their friend have been found dead in their apartment at Aralusi quarters in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
The bodies of the two lovers identified as Ojo Akinro, Mary lgwe, and their friend, Lamidi Sheriff, were found dumped in the toilet of the house on Friday.
It was gathered that Igwe, a nurse, was pregnant before she was murdered.
According to sources in the area, the victims may have drawn the ire of their killers, suspected to be ‘Yahoo boys’, following a deal gone bad.
One of the sources disclosed that they became apprehensive when all the calls put across to the lovers’ phones were not picked.
Following the development, their friends, who decided to visit them, had to break down the front door to gain entrance into the apartment after which the dead bodies were discovered inside the toilet.
Their alarm attracted neighbours who immediately alerted the police.
According to one of their neighbours, “this is a case of murder, the victims must have been silenced over a failed deal. You know all these young boys and girls are into so many shady deals.
“It was unbelievable when their corpses were brought out by the police and taken to the mortuary. The lovers live together, many people even believed they are a young couple.”
The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Funmilayo Odunlami, confirmed the death of the three persons including the two lovers on Saturday.
The PPRO added that it was a case of murder and that detectives have commenced an investigation.