A man identified as Gbadebo Elegbede, in Abule Egba area of Lagos State, on Monday morning, allegedly beat his wife to death over a disagreement that started from missing N500 note.
Reporters gathered that the incident reportedly occurred at Oronna Street, Off Puposola Street, Abule Egba area of the state, where the 60-year-old Elegbede raised the alarm over his missing N500, which he claimed to have kept in their room.
He had reportedly accused one of the sons of the deceased of being responsible for the missing money, after which the deceased defended her son, which then led to a serious argument between duo and subsequently to a fierce scuffle between them.
It was gathered that the man allegedly hit the woman with an unnamed object, which made her to fall to the ground with blood gushing out of her mouth, and the 17-year-old son, Johnson, who the father accused of stealing the N500 came in and met the lifeless body of his mother.
The suspect was said to have locked the lifeless body of his wife in his apartment and prevented even her relatives from seeing the body, insisting that he owned her “whether dead or alive.”
A relative of the deceased, who spoke with reporters said “since he did not allow us see the corpse, we are now back in Ogun State. We are confused as to what to do whether to report the matter to the police in Ogun State or in Lagos State.”
Surprisingly, policemen at nearby divisions who were contacted said they had not been informed about the incident. As at 4pm on Monday, Gbadebo was still inside the room with Maria’s corpse and no one could go close.
May Her soul rest in peace.