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Herbal concoction, other items discovered as Lagos Police kick off forensic investigation on dead bodies found inside car in Maryland
The police in Lagos have commenced forensic investigation into the death of a man and woman found inside a vehicle at Maryland, THE NATION reports.
It was earlier reported that two people suspected to be lovers were found dead earlier today. It was gathered that the deceased were discovered cold in the early hours of Saturday, causing pandemonium in the area. The pair were said to have been well dressed and appeared to have been discussing from the position they were found.
Medical experts have attributed the cause of them to possible carbon monoxide suffocation but the police told The Nation on Sunday that all angles will be examined on the incident.
It was gathered that detectives deployed to the scene around 8am on Saturday found alcoholic beverages and substances suspected to be herbal concoctions in the vehicle.
Already, it was gathered the family of the deceased woman had been contacted and the bodies deposited in the mortuary for further action.
Spokesman for the command Chike Oti, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), told our correspondent that the Commissioner Zubairu Muazu has given the forensic unit one week to submit their findings.
Oti said: “Police were called to the scene around 8:30am and the bodies were already stiff as of when detectives arrived.
“The identity card of the driver and other items were found inside the vehicle and handed over to forensic experts for analysis.
“The Police Commissioner Zubairu Muazu has directed the forensic unit, Homicide section, State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) Panti, to carry out detailed investigation into the matter and submit their report within one week.
“The bodies have been deposited in a morgue for autopsy and family members of the woman contacted.”