The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a young lady who allegedly beat her baby’s father to death in the Gbagada area of the state on Sunday, September 24, 2017.
Punch gathered that the victim, Morrison Akinbule, a 300-level student of Caleb University, Imota, Lagos, was reportedly murdered by his lover identified as Chidinma, with whom he had a baby boy aged one year and six months.
Chidinma who has been arrested and is being detained at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, for Akinbule’s death, is refusing to open up to the police what led to the death of the young man.
It was gathered that the duo started a romantic relationship three years ago and had a child together though they were not married.
According to the victim’s elder sister, Chidinma had visited Akinbule at his mother’s house in Gbagada around 9 pm on Saturday to pass the night.
During the night, they allegedly had a misunderstanding that resulted in a fight during which Chidinma hit Akinbule’s head on the wall and he slumped and died before help could come his way.
The sister who spoke on the incident, said Chidinma had yet to disclose what caused the argument which led to her brother’s death, adding that the family was being cautious in discussing the incident with strangers for security reasons.
“The lady has been arrested and she is in Panti [SCIID]. The incident happened in our mother’s house, not on the Caleb University campus.
She came around to visit him. We have not ascertained what led to the argument. We have been trying to find out, but she is not saying the truth.
They had been together for about three years and they have a kid. She is a baby mama. The boy is one year and six months old. That was the major thing that bound them together.
We are ready to follow the case to a logical conclusion. We have been asking her what led to his death because there is no injury on his body.”
The disturbing incident was first posted on social media by on Mia Seren who claimed to be Akinbule’s neighbour.
Seren had reported that a piece of cloth was tied around the deceased’s neck when he was brought out from the apartment and was confirmed dead by doctors at a hospital he was rushed to.
This is what Seren posted:
“He went for a party; came back around 9 pm. Chidinma was not home, so he called her to ask her where she was.
They planned to meet at one place. When they came back, they were with fast foods and they went to their room.
About 30 minutes later, we heard them fighting in the room and somebody was hitting someone’s head on the wall. Chidinma did not open the door. Later, we did not hear their voices.
About 30 minutes later, she opened the door and Morrison was seen on the floor. He was unconscious and he had an injury on his head and had a cloth tied around his neck.
We rushed him to a hospital; then the doctors said he was gone.” the post read in part.
The State Police Public Relations Officer [PPRO], ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, who confirmed that the police has been informed of the incident, promised that investigations into the incident have begun in earnest.