The Lagos State Police Command has apprehended a housewife, Motunrayo for allegedly murdering her husband, Alaba Bakare at Abule-Egba, Lagos.
Reports have it that the couple were in a heated argument when the wife plugged a pressing iron and used it on her husband’s chest.
The deceased who owned a hotel in Abule-Egba died from the wounds his spouse inflicted on him on January 14.
People have given different account for the reason for the murder. Some claim Motunrayo found out her husband impregnated another woman while others say that during interrogation by the police, Motunrayo stated that their row originated from her husband’s refusal to sack a particular worker in his establishment.
A police source said: “After the attack on Sunday, she said her husband and her younger brother left the house to relax at a bar before returning home later in the day. When he returned, she said they gisted and went to sleep.
“She said she advised her husband to apply something on his chest, but he said she should not worry because it was a small thing and it would heal. She later said that they were having fun the following day when her husband suddenly started gasping for breath. They wore clothes and rushed him to a hospital where he died on that same day. She never said she drugged her husband.
“We also heard the story of her husband impregnating someone and it led to a quarrel between them. But an investigation is still ongoing.”
The spokesperson of the state police command, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu confirming the incident, explained that the deceased body has been deposited in Yaba Mainland Hospital’s morgue for an autopsy while Motunrayo and three other suspects were already in custody.