Community urges Lagos Police boss to probe death of constable’s wife

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By Ifeanyi Okolie

The sudden death of a middle-aged woman,  Faith Adakole, wife of a Police Constable, Daniel Adakole, attached to Mopol 23, Lagos, is currently stirring controversy among residents of  Agokome Village, in Badagry area of Lagos State,  as they  accused  the husband of  allegedly  beating his wife to death.

Some residents, under the aegis of Concerned Citizens of Agokome Village, Badagry, have written a petition to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Umar Manko, asking him to launch an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the  death of the woman, who is  a native of  Adoka, in Otukpo Local Government Area  of Benue State.

They alleged that, PC Adakole, a native of   Edumoga in Okpowu Local Government Area of Benue State, has been  in the  habit of beating his wife for long, but he ran into trouble on  January 9,2014, when his wife gave up the ghost few hours after  another beating.

In the petition which was signed  by one Mr. Badalola Awogi Amosu, the residents urged  Manko not to allow a cover up of  the matter as the Police Constable is capable of doing such.   According to the petition, “We the Concerned Citizens of Agokome Village opposite Badagry wish in pains   to write to the Commissioner of Police of the murder of late Mrs. Faith Adakole by her husband PC Daniel Adakole attached to Mopol 23 PMF Sqd Lion Building Lagos.

“That on January 9, 2014 in the evening time. We don’t know the actual time the  incident occurred.  One of their neighbours heard shouts and screams from PC Daniel Adakole’s apartment  so she went into the room and she met the deceased crying  and saying  my husband has killed me. The  neighbour asked two of their children, Wisdom and  Destiny Adakole, who she  met in the room with their mother,  what was happening and  the children said their father  hit their  mother in her stomach and pushed her to the bathroom before she started crying for help.  PC Daniel Adakole rushed her to a nearby chemist when he knew that he could no longer control the situation and  was advised by the chemist, to take her to the general hospital Badagry for further treatment. The next day, at  about 3am the woman died.

“Sir,  PC Daniel Adakole, has also ordered his senior son Wisdom Adakole not to  talk to anybody about the cause of the death of their mother. But the second son by name Destiny can give details of the death of their mother.

“Sir, as we went further to inquire,  one Cpl Sebastine Okwrudo,  who serves at Morogbo Divisional Police Headquarters, Lagos,  went to the scene and he can also testify on what he saw at the scene.

“Sir, PC Daniel Adakole is from  Edumoga in Okpowu LGA of Benue State while the late wife Mrs. Faith Adakole  is  from  Adoka in Otukpo LGA of Benue State. Sebastine  may not like to open up because they are from the same village.

“We were told that the corpse will be taken down to Benue State the home town of the deceased on coming week for burial. Sir, if quick action is not taken, there is likelihood that the murderer will boot away. He is already noticing that people have known the role he played in the death of the wife.

“Sir, no day of the week that this man will not beat his late wife, it has become a weekly routine that he must beat the woman and we always advised him against his action.  He will threaten us that we should know that he is a Mopol man and he always moves with gun into the house,  so we are all afraid not to be killed or shot  with his gun.

“Furthermore, we were reliably  informed that he is due for promotion course.  Also he has some Senior Police Officers and army Officers and some very Senior Civil Servants even  from the area with the Minister of Interior so that is our fear now, if justice can be done because of the influential people behind him. Also we learnt that his unit Commander is from Idoma too, in case of any cover-up.

“Sir, we count on you that we will not be disappointed to wade into this case so that justice should be done, also the  doctor’s report will determine the cause of death.” It stated.

When Crime Alert contacted PC Adakole for comments through a phone number attached to the petition, he threatened to kill  this reporter for accusing him of killing his wife. He also insisted that this reporter must  visit him at Badagry if he wants to get his own side  of the story.   “ You must come to Badagry with a copy of the petition and  you must produce the man who signed the petition.

If you don’t come to Badagry with that petition, I will trace you through your phone number and when I track you I will make sure I send you to your grave.   You can come to Badagry with soldiers and policemen, if you think you are not safe but I can not meet with you in any other place, even at the State Command Headquarters Ikeja,”  he threatened.

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