A group of armed invaders attacked Gildas Tohouo, the Managing Director of Maersk Shipping Line, at his Ikoyi residence. The attack ended badly as the assailants stabbed his Hungarian wife to death, and left the husband in a bad state. However, the children were unharmed during the attack.
Gildas Tohouo is currently in an undisclosed hospital receiving treatment , and two members of his domestic staff have been arrested in connection with the attack. The suspects, Ade Akanbi and Olamide Goke, were arrested after the murder knife was found in their possession. Sources also confirmed that the attackers had inside help as the resident electrician had been the one to let the attackers in.
The Cameroonian, who is in charge of the Danish company’s operation in Nigeria, had alerted the company’s chief security officer, who in turn brought the police to the crime scene.
It was gathered that during the attack, Tohouo and his wife were locked up in the different rooms. The wife, in a separate room was asked to transfer money to the assailants, and was later forced to drink a toxic substance. She was eventually suffocated to death with a pillow. In another room, the husband was stabbed and forced to drink the same toxic substance offered to the wife.
Speaking on the incident, the spokesperson for the Police in Lagos, Bala Elkana, confirmed the incident and stated that the intention of the robbers was to rob the couple. He refused to confirm the identity of the suspects involved in the attack though.