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How Maersk MD’s wife was killed in Lagos

The wife of the Managing Director of Maersk Line, a multi-million naira shipping line , who was attacked on Sunday night  alongside her husband Gildas Tohouo at their residence in the Ikoyi area of Lagos, has died, Police has confirmed.

A police source who confirmed the report, said two staff members of the organisation have been arrested in connection with the attack. gathered that Tohouo and his wife were locked up during the attack Sunday night. The wife, who was reportedly asked to transfer money to the assailants, was later threatened to take  a toxic substance.

While the attack was ongoing,  the Managing Director reportedly placed a call to the chief security officer of his company who led policemen to the scene of the crime.

The attackers were said to have gained entrance into the building through an electrician, whopresently in the custody of the police.

Tohouo, a Cameroonian, is in charge of the Danish company’s operation in Nigeria.

It was also learnt  that some of the domestic workers of Tohouo planned the attack in which the wife of the CEO was killed.

Both Tohouo and his wife are foreigners living in Nigeria. While the man is from Cameroon, the late wife was from Bulgaria.

The source said during the operation, the husband and wife were locked in different rooms. The late woman was said to have been forced to transfer some money to her attackers after which she was forced to drink acid and suffocated with pillow.

Those who carried out the attack reportedly gained access to the house through an electrician who is currently in police custody.

Tohouo was said to have placed a call through to the chief security officer of the company who led policemen to the scene before the suspects escaped.

The electrician and his friend who attacked the couple were immediately arrested, according to the source.

Bala Elkana, police public relations officer in Lagos, confirmed the incident to  but said he did not want to comment on the identity of the victims.

“We have an incident on someone who was attacked with his wife. Both of them were stabbed. The wife died and he is still alive and responding to treatment. Those who carried it out are in our custody. One of them is an electrician in the estate, who was assisted by his friend. Their aim was to steal from the man. They were there to rob,” Elkana told.


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