Naval rating allegedly beats wife to death in Lagos
An official of the Western Naval Command, Apapa, Lagos, Omojoye Ayodele, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly killing his wife, Mary Egbailo, 29, Punchng reports.
Ayodele, 30, on Tuesday, allegedly beat up the victim till she gave up the ghost at their house on Eze Anthony Street, in the Igando, Alimosho. Ayodele had, reportedly, gone to bring back the wife from the Cherubim and Seraphim Church in the area, where she was said to have been since Sunday.
Shortly after they entered their room-and-parlour apartment, an argument reportedly ensued between them, which led to a fight. The Ebute Irele, Ondo State indigene, allegedly beat Mary till she became weak and died.
She was said to have been rushed to El Dunamis Hospital, where she was confirmed dead. An official of the hospital said the husband claimed she took a local insecticide, Sniper.
It was gathered that the victim would have been taken to her hometown for burial, but for the insistence of the landlady, who maintained that Egbailo did not take Sniper, but was a victim of domestic violence.
The case was reported at the Igando Police Division, leading to the arrest of Ayodele. The landlady alleged that Ayodele had been assaulting his wife since 2016. 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 10am 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 until she became weak.” The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said the corpse had been deposited in a mortuary for autopsy.