Nigerian Banker Arrested For Torturing His Wife To Death In Lagos
Nigerian Banker Arrested For Torturing His Wife To
Death In Lagos
A 32-year-old bank worker, identified as Olaoluwa Adejo, has been
arrested for the death of his 28-year-old wife, Maureen, at their home
on Peluola Street, Oworonshoki, Bariga, Lagos State, Punchng reports.
Olaoluwa was alleged to have tortured his wife of five years with a belt,
as well as cutting her with a machete. Their 5-year-old son, Richard,
who witnessed the incident, told Punch that his father also forced a
local insecticide, otapiapia, down the throat of his mother.
“My daddy beat my mummy with a belt; machete her here (shows arms),
machete her here (shows legs). He used the belt on her here (points at
face); forced my mummy to drink otapiapia (insecticide). My daddy took
my mummy away.
My daddy said my mummy should get out of the house. My mummy
said no. In the night, my daddy woke my mummy up and said, ‘Mosquito
is too much, let me go and buy otapiapia’. My daddy forced my mummy
to drink it. She shook her head. She vomited.
My daddy slapped my mummy. My mummy did not do anything to him.
My daddy gave her one blow. My daddy kicked her. Small blood came
My daddy slapped her, kicked her, machete her, blow her, and put
otapiapia in her mouth and in the food,” Richard said.
The victim’s mother, Mrs. Kate Jonathan, explained that her daughter
had packed out of her matrimonial house five days to the incident and
was living with her when she decided to return for a party at the
children’s school. She said she never returned alive.
She said she reported the case at the Station, where she was told that
the suspect had already reported that his wife committed suicide by
taking local insecticide, Sniper.
It was gathered that Olaoluwa had already deposited the body of his wife
in the Gbagada General Hospital mortuary and had allegedly gone to
obtain court documents to enable him to bury her, before he was
The victim’s mother, Jonathan, who claimed to have visited the
mortuary, said Maureen’s body had machete cuts and other torture
marks. The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chike Oti, said
investigations were ongoing finto the incident.