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Police arrest man over alleged murder of wife


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.

The 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 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 in the early morning on Tuesday and 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 on  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 Hospital Mortuary,Yaba for autopsy. Investigation is ongoing,” he explained.

In a related development, one Annah Abhuru, came to the police on February 24, at about 9:30pm 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 boy was rushed home from an hotel vomiting and unconscious and he was rushed to Igando General Hospital by his family members, where he was later confirmed dead by a medical doctor.

He however said the corpse 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.

The corpse was deposited at Mainland General Hospital Mortuary, Yaba for autopsy, meanwhile, investigation is ongoing on the matter.


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