Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Father of five beats lover to death for talking to ex

A 45 - year - old father of five has been arrested by the police for allegedly beating his girlfriend to death over suspected infidelity .

The incident occurred last Wednesday , on the deceased ’s birthday .

The deceased , identified simply as Happiness, visited her lover’ s home at 5 / 7 Michael Osisipi Street , off Banjo Oyewele Street , Ago Palace Way , Lagos from where they went to a club to celebrate her birthday.

The suspect , identified as Victor Umeh , allegedly sighted Happiness discussing with a man. It was later claimed that the man she was discussing with was her former boyfriend . The discussion, according to Umeh , a trader at Ladipo Market, lasted over 15 minutes .

Umeh reportedly left the club in anger , leaving the deceased behind. Around 12 . 45 a. m . when Happiness realised that Umeh had left , she went to his house , where an argument that degenerated into a fight ensued .

Witnesses said her shout for help alerted neighbours . On reaching Umeh ’s flat, he was reportedly seen trying to hide a substance , which turned out to be late Happiness ’ mobile telephone.
The curious neighbours were said to have searched the flat for the victim, only to discover her lifeless body behind Umeh ’s window. Policemen at Ago Division were immediately contacted and Umeh was arrested.

An investigation revealed that the incident happened during the period Umeh ’ s wife and five children travelled to his village in Anambra State.

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