Man beats wife to death in Lagos, tells neighbours she drank poison


A 42-year-old man, John Owobi, has beaten his wife, Theresa to death in their home in 42 Musliu Street, Oko-Oba home in Lagos.

The man, however, was exposed by his children, who he told to tell neighbours that she drank insecticide and died.

On getting to their flat to ascertain the cause of the shout, they reportedly met the lifeless body of Theresa on the ground.

Upon inquiry, Owobi told them his wife drank a bottle of insecticide, adding that he had once stopped her from taking the poisonous substance.

However, the most senior child of the man, who is 13-years-old was said to have opened up to the neighbours that his father killed his mother.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Olarinde Famous-Cole, confirmed the incident.

He said that autopsy report showed that the deceased died as a result of internal injuries sustained from severe beatings as well as trauma.

He said, “The suspect went to the station to report that the deceased was found lying dead on the floor in their room.

“When she died, he told his children to say their mum took poison, if anyone asked. Investigation is still ongoing.”