Tragedy as Husband kills wife for not cooking his favourite meal

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A woman has died in Lagos state after her yet-to-be identified husband killed her for not preparing his meal

The incident happened in Olota area of the Alimosho Local Government Area of the state last Thursday.

Matters came to a head when the husband, who was said to have returned from work, discovered that the wife only prepared noodles instead of his favourite meal.

The suspect left the deceased in the house after he had allegedly hit her on the head with what was believed to be a heavy object and beaten her to a pulp, Punch quoted a source as saying.

According to the source, it was the neighbour who called the husband to tell him that his wife was convulsing.

Efforts by the husband and the neighbours to revive the convulsing wife proved abortive as she reportedly died en route to hospital.

The suspect has since been arrested by the police.

A source in the Meiran Police Division said the suspect was arrested after the brother of the deceased victim approached the station about the matter.

The source said, “It was the brother of the deceased who came to report the matter. He said the husband killed his sister.

“However, nobody has come forward to tell us that it was her husband who killed her. We have arrested the husband. The matter has already been moved to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti.”

The police source also said it was hard to tell if it was the husband that killed the deceased as they suspected the family had buried the deceased according to Islamic injunctions.

He added that no one was willing to provide them with important information about the matter.

The source added, “There is no indication yet, but we cannot say that we stop investigation. We will allow justice to prevail and the district unit to perform its duties to know if it was the husband who beat her to death as claimed.

“When we got there, none of the neighbours was willing to give us viable information concerning this. It happened on Thursday. Up to this morning, before we transferred the matter to Panti, nobody had come out to attest to the claim or the cause of death.

“We didn’t see the woman. Before they could report to us, the family had already gone to bury her according to Islamic rites. The father of the deceased even came to the police station and said he had forgiven the son-in-law, even if the claim was true.

“But the brother of the deceased insisted that it was the husband who killed his sister (wife). He said he hit his wife with an object and left her inside their apartment. He said it was the neighbour who called to tell him that the wife was convulsing. She died before they could rush her to the hospital.”

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