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Man dies fighting wife

By Evelyn Usman
Detectives at the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), have begun investigation into the death of a 28-year-old man, who reportedly slumped during a scuffle with his wife in the Amuwo-Odofin area of Lagos.

The deceased, identified as Austine Anthony, was said to have been engaged in a verbal warfare with his wife, one Grace, about 11.30 a.m. last Saturday.

The disagreement over an undisclosed reason, was said to have degenerated into a fight which defied entreaties by curious neighbours.

The fight took a different dimension after the woman reportedly shouted for help, on noticing her husband in a still position. On arrival, neighbours, reportedly rushed the man to the hospital where he was confirmed dead.

Although there was reportedly no blood stain on the man, detectives at the Homicide section, as gathered, have taken the body of the late Anthony to the mortuary for autopsy.

The result of the report, according to Police sources, would determine detectives’ next line of action.

Relatedly, detectives at the Homicide section of the SCID have begun investigation into the murder of a man whose remains was Sunday found dangling in his children apartment.

The incident which occurred at about 9am, threw the entire Idera area of Ilupeju into panic as some tenants of the compound have reportedly abandoned their homes for fear of possible arrest.

The body  of the late Fred Ogbumw, according to the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Frank Mba, who confirmed the incidents, had been removed and deposited at the mortuary for autopsy.


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