The managing director of Maersk Nigeria Limited, Gildas Tohouo, who was attacked in his Ikoyi home on Sunday, has been announced to be in stable but critical condition.

This was disclosed in a statement by Maersk.

Tohouo, a Cameroonian and his Bulgarian wife were attacked in a bloody robbery allegedly masterminded by some of the domestic workers of the couple.


His wife was killed during the attack. Reports narrated she was said forced to transfer some money to her attackers after which she was forced to drink acid and was suffocated with a pillow.

But Tohouo was able to place a call through to the chief security officer of the company who led policemen to the scene before the suspects escaped.
Tohouo and wife

The MD, who narrowly escaped the deadly robbery attack is receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in Lagos.

An electrician and his friend who attacked the couple were immediately arrested.

“We are very sorry to confirm that a colleague and his family have been attacked in their residence in Lagos, Nigeria during the evening of 8 December 2019,”David Williams, regional managing director of Africa for A.P. Moller-Maersk, said.

“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 3 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,”.

Williams said relatives of the family are in the process of being notified, while relevant authorities are investigating the incident.

The company also said it is supporting the investigation “in every possible way”.