The hand of the law has caught up with a man, David Idibie, as the Lagos State Police Command arrested him for allegedly beating his wife, Juliana Idibie, 42, to death in Lagos.
According to the police, Idibie, a resident of Joado Street, Oke Ira Nla, Ajah Area of Lagos State, allegedly murdered his wife on 16 February at about 10 pm.
Given account of how the incident happened, the state police public relations officer, Mr Muyiwa Adejobi, said, “It was gathered that the deceased had engaged the suspect in a hot argument on certain matrimonial issues and in the process, she slumped and sustained a severe head injury. While lying in her pool of blood, the angry husband refused to rescue her until she gave up the ghost.
The police operatives attached to Langbasa Division, Ajah, who were informed of the ugly incident by a neighbour of the couple, raced to the scene, arrested the suspect and evacuated the corpse to the mortuary.”
The state police Commissioner, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has condemned the act and vowed to work with other relevant government agencies and Non-Governmental bodies to tackle domestic violence to a standstill in the Lagos.
The police boss has ordered that the matter be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, for proper investigation.
While reiterating his zero tolerance for crimes and criminality, especially domestic violence, CP Odumosu admonishes couples to always resolve their differences and conflicts with decorum and maturity as the law will not spear anyone who kills his or her spouse.
Odumosu, therefore commiserates with the family and friends of the deceased on her untimely death and promised to make sure justice is served in the case.