By Evelyn Usman & Bose Adelaja
LAGOS — A mother of four has been arrested by the Police in Lagos for allegedly killing her husband during a brawl over food, weekend, in Ikorodu area of Lagos.
Vanguard gathered that the suspect, Mrs Folake Adekoya-Ojo, was arrested following reports by her late husband’s relative,one Olaoye, who suspected she had a hand in their brother’s death,following which she was invited by policemen at Shagamu Road Division.
The widow was said to have told policemen that her 37-year-old husband committed suicide by hanging himself on the ceiling fan, last Friday,while her in-laws insisted that their late brother was hacked to death.
Consequently, policemen from the division were deplored by the Divisional Police Officer to inspect the late Emmanuel’s corpse where it was discovered to have a deep cut in the head.
On further interrogation, the widow reportedly admitted to have hit her husband with a stone during a scuffle.
The widow explained that her husband came home at about 11p.m. that fateful night demanding for food. She said she served him amala and okro soup, only for him to complain that it was not properly served. Rather than doing his bid, the widow reportedly ate the meal, an action she said infuriated her husband. This, as gathered, generated into a fight during which she claimed she hit him with a stone on the head in defence.
Mr Emmanuel, reportedly gave up the ghost at about 2.30 a.m.
Police foil bank robbery
Meantime, armed bandits numbering over 10, weekend, engaged policemen from the Shagamu road division in a gun battle that lasted over 30 minutes during an attempt to rob a second generation bank at the Odogunyan branch.
The gunmen, as gathered, stormed the bank at about 3 a.m, in two vehicles which they parked poles away from their target.
They were said to have gained entry into the bank’s premises and succeeded in breaking the door leading to the three Automated Teller Machines, ATMs.
Just then, police sources at the Lagos State Police Command said operatives from the Shagamu road, who got wind of the robbers presence, stormed the bank in two Armoured Personnel Carriers and 20 patrol vehicles.
On sighting the policemen, led by the Divisional Police Officer, Mr Bernard Odiagbonya, a Superintendent of Police (SP), the robbers said to have been armed with sophisticated weapons, opened fire on them. But they were reportedly overwhelmed by the number of policemen.
“ They later bowed to the superior fire power of the policemen and fled, abandoning their house breaking implements” sources at the command headquarters said.
Two big iron cutters, two giant gas cylinders and a giant size spanner abandoned by the fleeing robbers, as well as several empty shells of cartridges, were reportedly recovered in and around the bank’s premises.
Contacted, the Command’s spokesperson, Ngozi Braide confirmed the incident but said no arrest was made.