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Police arrest husband for beating wife to death in Lagos

The deceased's son said she started vomiting blood after her husband allegedly beat her and inflicted injuries on her. 
Police arrest husband for beating wife to death in Lagos

THE Lagos State Police Command has announced the arrest of a man (name withheld) for allegedly beating his 40-year-old wife to death.

According to media reports, the Command’s Spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest in Lagos, adding that a resident of the area, Destiny, who claimed to be the son of Patience Johnson (now deceased), reported the case to the Elere Police Division.79d9f823-10ed-4610-ba09-b76ea853c662

He said Mr Destiny reported that at about 1:40 p.m. he received a distressed call that his mother’s husband (name withheld) allegedly beat her and inflicted injuries on her, leading to her vomiting blood.

The Command said Mr Destiny stated that he rushed to see his mother early on Tuesday morning but did not meet her husband at home.

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

SP Benjamin Hundeyin

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

“The corpse will be evacuated to Mainland General Hospital Mortuary, Yaba, for autopsy while investigations into the matter are ongoing,” the police said.