The Nigerian police have arrested a naval personnel Omojoye Ayodele for allegedly killing his wife in Lagos
– The Lagos police said the body of the victim Mary Egbailo has been deposited in the morgue for autopsy
– The police also said the case is currently under investigation
Naval officer kills wife in Lagos
The Nigerian police have arrested a naval personnel Omojoye Ayodele for allegedly killing his wife in Lagos.
The Lagos police command spokesperson Dolapo Badmus said the body of the victim Mary Egbailo has been deposited in the morgue for autopsy.
Badmus said: “We received a report that a naval rating fought his wife and she slumped and was rushed to El Dunamis Hospital, where the doctors confirmed her dead. The corpse was deposited in the Mainland General Hospital mortuary for autopsy.”
She also said the case is currently under investigation by the police.
Ayodele, an official of the Western Naval Command in Apapa was said to have beat up his wife in their Lagos resident at Eze Anthony Street, Igando.
Punch reports that the naval rating had gone to church to bring back his wife where she had been since Sunday, January 15.
It was gathered that Ayodele pounced on Mary after an argument ensued between the couple in their sitting room.
Mary was said to have died due to weakness and complication from the beating.
El Dunamis hospital operative said the victim was brought to the hospital in a tricycle in the company of her husband and two women.
The official who spoke under anonymity said the husband had claimed his wife drank sniper – a local insecticide.
“She was brought around 11.30 am in a tricycle. A man, who wore military uniform and claimed to be her husband, was screaming that she took Sniper insecticide.
“Doctors went to check her in the tricycle and it was discovered that she was dead. We immediately asked that she should be transferred to a general hospital. The husband was shouting to the hearing of everybody that she took Sniper.”
It was also gathered that the lady would have since being buried but for their landlady who insisted that she did not drink the poisonous substance but was beaten to death by her husband.
The landlady said the naval personnel has been assaulting his wife physically.
She said: “The man complained that for the past three days, his wife had been away from the house and gone to a church.
“Around 10 am on Tuesday, both of them entered into the house. I guess he had just gone to pick her from church.
“It was not up to three minutes that I started hearing noise. I went to their apartment and asked the man what the problem was, but he pushed me away and kept hitting her. He dragged her on the floor, among other things.”
She also said that Mary ran away after she could not bear the beating until her husband went to bring her back from the church.
“I begged her to wait outside till her husband calm down, but she said she wanted him to kill her,” the landlady said.
“She could not walk, so I decided to take her to a hospital. But nobody was willing to help me. If we had a vehicle on time, we would have probably saved her life. We were in front of my shop for about one hour, without any help.
“She was still talking to me before she passed out. The last request she made was that she needed palm oil,” she said.
The landlady, as gathered has earlier threatened to evict Ayodele for constantly abusing his wife.
“We discussed together and she always shared her challenges with me. When her father came after she died, he kept saying his daughter never told him what was going on in her marriage. She was always covering up for him,”she said.
Four months ago, NAIJ.com had reported how a woman Ronke Shonde was allegedly killed by her husband in their home in Lagos.
Shonde’s lifeless body was found on the floor with blood oozing from her head by her neigbhour who had broken into her house.
The husband, who also ran away after the incident, locked the kids with late Shonde in their house.