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Wife, children accused of hacking husband to death

By Ifeanyi Okolie

A middle-aged woman, Comfort Tifase and her children, Olufumbi and Oluropo, are currently being interrogated by officers of the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, Panti, Yaba, Lagos, over the circumstances surrounding the death of her husband, Moses, in Mile 2 area of the state.

Vanguard gathered that the suspects had allegedly hacked Moses, who is based in Kano State, to death with a pair of scissors during a fight at their Block 285, flat 6, residence, Jakande Estate Mile 2.

Sources disclosed that the incident which occurred in the early hours of December 6, 2014, blew open when the suspect and her children attempted to quickly bury the man.

They were said to have contacted a member of their church with the news of their father’s death and demanded his immediate burial, claiming he slumped and died.

The church member suspected foul and alerted the police in Festac Police Station, where Divisional Police Officer, Ifeanyi Owo, who led policemen to the scene, arrested the suspects and her children while the corpse was taken to the mortuary for autopsy.

Meanwhile, Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ken Nwosu, who confirmed the arrest to Vanguard, said the suspects denied killing the man, but the policemen who visited the scene recovered a blood-stained pair of scissors in their apartment, while the entire apartment was in disarray.


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