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Husband beats his wife to death for coming home late

By Mason White 11:51 AM April 19, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
A man was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly killing his wife because she came home late, police in Nigeria said.

Lagos State Police said that they have arrested 57-year-old Ikechukwu Anajekwu, after being accused of the beating death of 40-year-old Obiageli Anajekwu.

The murder occurred in the couple’s home located at 7 Okoye Close.

According to the police investigation, Ikechukwu Anajekwu came home from work at 7:00 p.m., and did not find his wife at home.

He asked his neighbors, and no one seemed to know where his wife went. When she came home at 10:00 p.m., the angry husband began accusing her of infidelity.

The wife told him that she was caught up in a traffic jam on the road, but he rejected her excuse and beat her until she died. An hour later, the husband took his wife to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Neighbors who witnessed the attack, called the police and Ikechukwu Anajekwu was arrested on charges of murder.