Unknown gunmen kill 80-year-old man, wife in popular Abuja estate

The police has confirmed the killing of an 80-year-old man identified as Adebola Ezekiel, and Abiodun Ezekiel, his wife, at their apartment in the Apo Legislative Quarters, Abuja.

The incident was said to have occurred in the evening of Monday, April 1, 2024.

Their son was said to have contacted a security guard to check on his parents after several failed attempts to reach them.

The security guard reportedly broke into the home and found the duo dead with their throats slit.

Josephine Adeh, spokesperson of the federal capital territory (FCT) police command, said investigation into the incident is ongoing.

She said: “The incident occurred on the 1st of April at about 10pm, following a distress call by the estate manager of Zone D 1st gate, Apo Legislative Quarters to Apo divisional police headquarters that one Seun Ezekiel, called to report that his parents who reside in the estate are not responding to their calls.”

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“And with his permission, they brought down the window protector of the kitchen to gain access into the house only to discover the bodies of his parents — Adebola Ezekiel and Abiodun Ezekiel in the pool of their blood, with their throats slit by yet to be identified persons.

“The commissioner of police visited the crime scene and has ordered the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to commence a discreet investigation immediately. The outcome of investigations will be communicated in due course.”

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