A police inspector Sunday Ilu-Egben attached to Ikeja Police Division, has stabbed his wife death.
P.M.NEWS investigation revealed that Ilu-egben stabbed his wife, Caroline, on Thursday night and she later died on Friday.
It was gathered that Caroline, mother of four was stabbed during a quarrel with her husband at the Olosan Police Barracks, Mushin, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.
The incident occurred at the inspector’s residence where he lives with his family.
A source told our correspondent that the inspector and his late wife were living separately due to a misunderstanding prior to the incident. But the late Caroline usually visits the barracks to see her children. Often, she slept at the barracks during such visits, it was learnt.
On the day of the tragic incident, the late Caroline arrived at night and slept with her husband on the same bed in the parlour, while the children slept in the bedroom.
According to one of the daughters (names withheld) who spoke to the police, “my daddy and mummy have not been living together because of a querrel they had in the past. But mummy usually comes to check us and gives us something. She would also sleep.
“But between Thursday night and Friday, when she came, she slept with daddy in the parlour, on the same matress because daddy usually sleeps in the parlour while we sleep in the room. Daddy used to wake up at 5.30 a.m. and leaves for work at 7.00 a.m. When I got to the parlour, I saw my mother’s mouth covered with a scarf with a pillow soaked in blood. She was stabbed on the neck.
“I raised the alarm. We rushed her to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH because she was still breathing. But she later died at 2.00 p.m. on Friday.”
P.M.NEWS checks revealed that Inspector Ilu-Egben has not reported at his duty post at Ikeja Police Division since the incident happened on Friday.
But he was calling his daughter on phone to ask if the wife has recovered.
Contacted on phone this morning, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Supol Joseph Jaiyeoba confirmed the incident adding, “the case is under investigation.”
Meanwhile, the corpse of the late Mrs. Caroline Ilu-Egben had been deposited at the morgue for autopsy.