A 60-year-old man, yesterday, allegedly killed his wife over his missing N500 at Oronna Street in Abule-Egba, and locked himself up with the corpse.
According to reports, fight broke out after the man identified as Gbadebo Elegbede, accused his 17-year-old son of stealing his N500 at about 7am. His wife, Maria, was said to have defended his son, an action that reportedly led to a verbal confrontation with her husband, which degenerated into a scuffle.
Gbadebo was said to have hit his wife with a hard object on the face, causing her to slump.
When her son, Johnson attempted to lift his mother from the floor, he discovered that she was motionless and bleeding from the mouth and nose.
Johnson reportedly ran out to alert neighbours to come to his mother’s help, but they met the door of the apartment locked from inside, with Gbadebo threatening to kill anyone who attempted to force the door open.
Eyewitnesses said some of the deceased’s relatives who rushed to the scene were also prevented from seeing Maria’s corpse as the door was still locked.
Policemen at nearby divisions who were contacted said they had not been informed about the incident yesterday evening.
An eyewitness said , “this is not the fight time he is doing this. The first time they lost their daughter, he locked her up in the room preventing everyone, including his wife from coming inside.
“Till date no one can tell what he did with her corpse. . As you can see, everyone is afraid of him in this area”, the eye witness who simply gave her name as Nwankego told Vanguard on the telephone.
As at 4pm yesterday, Gbadamosi was still inside the room with Maria’s corpse, and there was no news security operatives were already at the scene. [Vanguard]