Robbers Stab MAERSK Nigeria MD’s Wife to Death

By Dipo Olowookere

Some armed robber on Sunday night invaded the Lagos home of Managing Director of MAERSK Nigeria, Mr Gildas Tohouo. During the invasion, he was stabbed by the assailants alongside his Hungarian wife, who died from the incident.

However, Mr Tohouo, who survived the attack, is said to be in a very critical situation at an undisclosed hospital in Victoria Island, not too far from their Ikoyi residence.

It was gathered two of the domestic staff present when the unfortunate incident occurred have been arrested by men of the Lagos Command of the Nigeria Police and are being interrogated. The suspects, Olamide Goke and Ade Akanbi, who were allegedly found with the knife believed to have been used during the operation, are helping security operatives get to the root of the matter.

Reports say none of the couple’s three children were attacked by the hoodlums during the invasion.

Confirming the attack, a statement issued by MAERSK Nigeria and signed by one Mr Richard Smith, quoted the Regional Managing Director of Africa for A.P. Moller, MAERSK, Mr David Williams, saying that, “We are very sorry to confirm that a colleague and his family have been attacked in their residence in Lagos, Nigeria.

“Tragically, the wife of our colleague passed away at the scene. Our colleague is in the hospital, where his condition is critical, but stable. The three children are all safe and accounted for.

“Our thoughts and deepest sympathy goes to the family. We will do whatever we can to support them in this tragedy.

“The relatives of the family are in the process of being notified. Relevant authorities are investigating the incident. Maersk is supporting the investigation in every possible way.”

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan. Mr Olowookere can be reached via dipo.olowookere@businesspost.ng

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