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Lagos: Man arrested for watching wife die during heated argument

One David Idibie has been arrested by the Lagos state police command for the alleged murder of his wife, 42-year-old Juliana Idibie.

Ademuyiwa Adejobi, the Lagos state spokesperson in a statement said that a heated argument between the couple on certain matrimonial issues led to the unfortunate incident on Tuesday.

Reports had that the deceased accused her husband of having a secret lover in whose place he eats often and no longer eats at home.

During the argument, the husband tried to leave the house in anger but his wife blocked the exit. While trying to ensure he did not leave, the woman allegedly slipped and hit her head on the ground.

While lying in her pool of blood, the angry husband refused to call for help until she died.

Ademuyiwa said police operatives attached to Langbasa Division, Ajah were informed of the ugly incident by a neighbour of the couple.

The suspect was arrested thereafter and the corpse of the wife evacuated to the mortuary.

Police Spokesman said the Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, for proper investigation.

“The Commissioner of Police 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 reiterated his zero tolerance for crimes and criminality, especially domestic violence.

CP Hakeem Odumosu advised couples to always resolve their differences and conflicts with decorum and maturity as the law will not spare anyone who kills his or her spouse.

“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, ” the statement added.

Lagos: Man arrested for watching wife die during heated argument

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