The Lagos State Police Command has arrested David Idibie, of Joado Street, Oke Ira Nla, Ajah Area of the state, for the alleged murder of his wife, 42-year-old Juliana Idibie, on Tuesday, February 16.
Ademuyiwa Adejobi, the spokesperson of the state police command said that the deceased had engaged the suspect in a hot argument on certain matrimonial issues
Sources told The Nation that the deceased accused her husband of having a lover in whose place he usually ate since he no longer ate at home.
An argument was said to have ensued between the couple and the man attempted to leave the house in anger but his wife blocked the exit. While trying to ensure he didn’t go out, the woman allegedly slipped and hit her head on the ground.
While lying in her pool of blood, the angry husband refused to rescue her until she gave up the ghost.
Ademuyiwa said police operatives attached to Langbasa Division, Ajah, who was informed of the ugly incident by a neighbor of the couple, raced to 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 commiserates with the family and friends of the deceased on her untimely death and promises to make sure justice is done in the case.