The Police Command in Lagos State has nabbed one David Idibie, of Joado Street, Oke Ira Nla, Ajah Area of the state, for the alleged killing of his wife, 42-year-old Juliana Idibie, on Tuesday, February 16.
The spokesperson of the state police command, Ademuyiwa Adejobi, said that the late woman had engaged the suspect in a hot brawl on certain matrimonial issues
Sources told The Nation that the deceased accused her husband of having extramarital affairs with a lover in whose place he usually ate since he no longer ate at home.
A heated argument was said to have ensued between the couple and the man attempted to vacate the house in anger but his wife blocked the exit. While trying to ensure he didn’t go out, the woman allegedly slipped and her head hit hard on the ground.
While in her pool of blood, the angry husband refused to give her a rescue hand until she gave up the ghost.
Ademuyiwa added that police operatives attached to Langbasa Division, Ajah, who were informed of the sad incident by a neighbour of the couple, arrived at the scene, arrested the suspect and evacuated the corpse to the mortuary.
”The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has condemned the act and vowed to work with other relevant government agencies and Non-Governmental bodies to tackle domestic violence to a standstill in the state.
The police boss has ordered that the matter be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, for proper investigation. While reiterating his zero tolerance for crimes and criminality, especially domestic violence, CP Hakeem Odumosu admonishes couples to always resolve their differences and conflicts with decorum and maturity as the law will not spear anyone who kills his or her spouse.”a statement from Ademuyiwa read
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, therefore sympathized with the family and friends of the deceased and promises to make sure justice is done in the case.