A 34-year-old bricklayer, Akinyemi Edgar, has been declared wanted by the Lagos State Police Command, for allegedly killing his wife, Ajoke, in Mowo, Badagry area of Lagos State.
According to PUNCH Metro, the couple had gotten into an argument which led to the 28-year-old Ajoke, being beaten to death. The suspect then proceeded to drag her corpse to a place near the community well, and then buried her.
The matter was reported at the Morogbo police division, and the suspect was declared wanted.
Further investigation showed that the marriage was a violent one and the deceased’s family had urged her to divorce him.
A source, who spoke with Punch said it is possible Ajoke killed over her plan to travel overseas in January 2018.
The couple have been married for some time now and they have three children together. I cannot explain how they met and married because while the man is a bricklayer, the wife was a graduate. They had been having a series of domestic problems and neighbours were always called in to resolve their fights. In fact, the quarrel got so critical that the woman’s family advised her to separate from him because they were not compatible, but she refused.
Late last year, she announced that she would be travelling abroad in January and the man became annoyed and vowed to end her life. On December 14, 2017, they had their usual disagreement and the man beat her to death. Ostensibly to deceive law enforcement agents from linking the death to him, he dragged her corpse far from their house and buried it beside a well. The corpse was later exhumed and the police were informed.
The suspect since the case was transferred from the Morogbo Police Division to the command headquaters, Ikeja, has fled and is yet to be captured.
Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chike Oti, confirming the incident said;
The man killed his wife and absconded. The police recovered the corpse and deposited it in a mortuary for autopsy. The case has been transferred to the SCIID, while effort is ongoing to arrest the suspect.