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Police arrest man beating wife to death

Police arrest man beating wife to death


The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a man, Emmanuel Okpara for allegedly beating his 40 years old wife Patience Johnson to death over an undisclosed matter.

Lagos State Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO) SP Benjamin Hundeyin in a statement yesterday, said that one Destiny, who claimed to be the son of the deceased woman, reported the case on Tuesday to Elere Police Division.

He said Destiny reported that on Monday, at about 1.40 p.m., he received a phone call that his mother’s husband, allegedly beat her and inflicted injuries on her, leading to her vomiting blood.

Hundeyin said Destiny rushed to see the mother Tuesday morning but did not meet the mother’s husband at home.

“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.

“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 a.m. on Thursday.

“The corpse would be evacuated to the Mainland General Hospitals Mortuary,Yaba, for autopsy. Investigation was ongoing,” he explained.
In a similar circumstance, one Annah Abhuru came to the police on February 24, at about 9:30pm same day that her son Emmanuel Abhuru 22, left home to a nearby Barbing Saloon, but later received a phone call from one of her neighbours,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 Igando Genteral Hospital by his family members, but she was later confirmed dead by the medical doctor.
He, however, said the body of Emmanuel was later brought to the police station by the mother of the victim and some family members. But no mark of violence was seen on him nor strangle.
“The deceased corpse was deposited at Mainland general hospital mortuary, Yaba for autopsy, meanwhile, investigation was ongoing on the matters.

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