Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu, has vowed to work with all relevant agencies in both private and public domain to reduce incidences of domestic violence in the state.
Mr. Odumosu said this on the heels of the arrest of one David Idibie, who allegedly killed his 42-year-old wife, Juliana Idibie.
The couple used to live together at Joado Street, Oke Ira Nla, Ajah Area of Lagos State.
The couple had reportedly engaged in an argument over some matrimonial issues, which resulted in a fight.
It was gathered that Juliana slumped during the fight, where she sustained severe head injury and bled to death.
The suspect allegedly left Juliana to die without calling for help, even after noticing she was bleeding profusely.
In a statement confirming the arrest of the suspect by policemen attached to the Langbasa Division, Ajah, spokesperson for the Command, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the police boss had directed that the suspect by transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID).
Adejobi’s words, “The police operatives attached to Langbasa Division, Ajah, who were informed of the ugly incident by a neighbour of the couple, raced to the scene, arrested the suspect and evacuated the corpse to the mortuary.
“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has condemned the act and vowed to work with other relevant government agencies and Non-Governmental bodies to tackle domestic violence to a standstill in the state.
“The police boss has ordered that the matter be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, for proper investigation.”
The spokesperson also stated that the police boss has advised couples to handle their differences with maturity none will be spared for killing their spouse.
“While reiterating his zero tolerance for crimes and criminality, especially domestic violence, CP Hakeem Odumosu admonished couples to always resolve their differences and conflicts with decorum and maturity as the law will not spear anyone who kills his or her spouse.
“The Commissioner of Police commiserated with the family and friends of the deceased on her untimely death and promised to make sure justice is done in the case, ” he added