By Gabriel Enogholase
BENIN— A Benin-based actor, Mr. Daniel Iyamu, has been allegedly killed in his sleep by his wife in Ugbihoko quarters, Egor North-East Local Government Area of Edo State.
Vanguard gathered that the remains of the late Iyamu were found on his bed by his neighbours, who forced his door open following cries from his children that their father was yet to get out of bed at 10am.
It was gathered that the late artiste was said to have sustained injuries on his head, which suggested that he might have been hit on the head while asleep.
The late actor’s daughter, Faith, a student of Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, told journalists that their mother has been suffering from suspected mental illness which their father had been treating since last year.
The timely arrival of police at the late actor’s home was said to have saved the suspect, simply identified as Grace, from being lynched by an angry mob which besieged the scene.
When contacted, acting spokesman for Edo State Police Command, Mr. Ahwara Ejiroro, confirmed the incident but promised to provide further details later.