Wife Allegedly Beaten To Death By Her Husband

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Lagos State Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr. Kayode Aderanti

The family of late Obiageli Anajekwu, who allegedly died two days after she was beaten by her husband, Anajekwu, has called on the Lagos State Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr. Kayode Aderanti to intervene in the interest of justice. The Sun reports:

The family is accusing the police of denying them justice. The deceased, a 37- year-old graduate of Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, got married to Anajekwu in 2002. After their traditional marriage, her husband’s business started dwindling financially. Her hubby went back to Brazil where he was based with a promise to return in 2003 when things would have improved.

The husband did not return until 2011, and on his way back through Cameroon, he was arrested, tried and jailed for three years over alleged drug offences. While in jail, his wife was visiting him frequently to take care of his needs. A family member, Nnamdi Eze, said: “She spent all her life savings estimated at about N850, 000 catering to her husband’s needs until he regained his freedom and returned to Nigeria in 2013.

Eze said upon his return, her sister’s husband moved with his wife into his personal house at, Okoye Close, Iyana-Iba Estate, Igbo-Elerin, Lagos. “In December 2014, after allegedly beating his wife, he invited his relations and others and claimed that he discovered a charm in his wife’s bag and threatened to send her away.

“Consequent upon this claim, and his decision to send his wife away, a meeting of representatives of both families was called with the community chief of his village, Chief Ezeani and the suspect’s father, present. Fortunately, the suspect’s father revealed that the item his son saw in his wife’s bag was prepared by him and given to her for protection against evil attacks by some members of their family.

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