The decomposing remains of two lovers, identified as Udogi Eguke and Ese, were found on Sunday, days after they died in mysterious circumstances in their Makolomi Street apartment of Ughelli North LGA of Delta State.
The house owner, Chief Alfred Onavwa, who shares the top floor of the one-story building with one of the deceased, confirmed the incident.
Onavwa said, having been contacted on the absence of one of the deceased by neighbours, he called his line only to realize that his mobile phone was ringing upstairs.
He added that: “On getting close to the door of the private stairway leading to their apartment, I noticed that it was locked from inside, with a stench oozing out.
“On realizing this, I personally invited the police who came and broke the door only to discover their decomposing bodies.
“Their remains were later deposited in the mortuary and I was made to understand that investigation into the matter was ongoing.
“Even the Ughelli Divisional Police Officer was here to see things for himself.”
It was revealed that the couple whose wedding was slated for November 22, had started preparation, with invitation cards already sent out.
When contacted for comments, the Ughelli Divisional Police Officer, Samuel Musa, neither debunked nor did he confirmed the incident.