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Police arrest 42-year-old for allegedly killing wife in Lagos

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The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 42-year-old man, David Idibie, over alleged murder of his wife, Juliana Idibie, in their residence at Joado Street, Oke Ira Nla, Ajah area of Lagos.

It was gathered that the deceased, Juliana, had engaged her husband, David in a serious argument on matrimonial issues and in the process, she slumped and sustained a severe head injury on February 16, 2021 around 10.pm.

While lying in the pool of her blood, she was not rescued by her husband and she died.

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Confirming the incident, the spokesman of Lagos State Police Command, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, said that police operatives attached to Langbasa Division, Ajah, who were informed of the incident by a neighbours of the couple, arrested the suspect and evacuated the body to the mortuary.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Hakeem Odumosu, has condemned the act and promised to work with other relevant agencies and non-governmental bodies to tackle domestic violence in the state.

Odumosu ordered that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba, for proper investigation.

While reiterating his zero tolerance for crimes and criminality, especially domestic violence, Odumosu admonished couples to always resolve their differences and conflicts with maturity, as the law would not spare anyone who kills his or her spouse.

Commiserating with the family and friends of the deceased on her untimely death, Odumosu pledged to make sure justice is served in the case.

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