Man beats wife to death in Lagos

CITIZENS COMPASS —Lagos State Police Command has launched investigations into the death of a 40-year-old woman, Patience Johnson, allegedly beaten to death by her husband. 

The incident occurred in the Agege area of the State.

Spokesman of the Command, Ben Hundeyin, confirmed the incident on Thursday, March 28, 2024, on his X Handle. 

He said the corpse had been deposited at the mortuary.

He said one of the sons of the deceased, simply identified as Destiny, reported the incident at the Elere Divisional Police Station.

 “On 26/03/2024, at about 14:10 hours, one Destiny, son of Patience Johnson, reported at Elere division that on 25/03/2024, at about 01:40, he received a phone call that his mother’s husband, Emmanuel Okpara, beat her leading to injury and vomiting of blood.

“Destiny subsequently rushed his mother to Orile Agege General Hospital, where she was admitted for medical treatment. The mother’s husband was later arrested and detained.”

The Lagos police image maker also stated that “Unfortunately, at about 7:50 a.m. on Thursday when the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Smith Olanrewaju, visited the hospital to check the victim, the doctor on duty informed him that the woman gave up the ghost at about 6:00 a.m. on Thursday.”

The police spokesperson also stated that “In another incident, one Annah Abhuru came to the police on February 24, at about 9:30 p.m. the same day that her son Emmanuel Abhuru, 22, left home to a nearby barber’s shop but later received a phone call from one of her neighbors, Salem, that her son was rushed home.”

Hundeyin said the deceased boy was rushed home from a hotel vomiting and unconscious, and he was rushed to the Igando General Hospital, where he was confirmed dead.

The cause of the beaten could not be ascertained. 

IIt was learned that the suspect has been granted released on bail as investigation continues.

Meanwhile, the Command has also begun investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death of a 22-year-old boy in the Igando area of the state.


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