A 38-year-old loverboy, Victor Umeh, is currently in deep mess as he has been arrested by the police in Lagos for allegedly beating his lover to death.
The Lagos State Police Command’s spokesman, Olarinde Famous-Cole, who confirmed the arrest, said the deceased was persistently beaten by the suspect, adding that neighbours said they heard Osu shouting “he wants to kill me” on the said day.
He said: “But the beating persisted. She was beaten to death by her boyfriend. The landlord forced the door open and found the deceased lying lifeless.”
Umeh was said to have committed the offence at his Ago Palace Way, Okota, residence last Friday, after he saw his lover, Rachael Osu talking with another man.
It was gathered that the couple had gone out that night when Osu ran into an old friend of hers and they started discussing.
According to sources, Umeh angrily left the place they went to and returned home to wait for Osu, whom he descended on when she arrived.
Neighbours alleged that Umeh was in the habit of beating the deceased and locking her inside their apartment, adding that the woman had been advised to leave him.
“The lifeless body of the deceased was found hours later by neighbours. The suspect had apparently locked her up and went out after beating her.
A source said: “At first she was crying for help and nobody came to her rescue because it was a daily occurrence. Some ladies in our compound had advised the deceased to pack out. I don’t know what she sees in him that she allowed herself to be beaten up like that always. It is not that he was giving her money.”
It was gathered that Umeh made efforts to abscond after he realised Osu was dead but his neighbours stopped him.
Osu’s elder brother was said to have been called to the scene and he promptly reported the matter to the police.
The suspect is currently being detained at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti, Yaba for murder and might be arraigned on Friday.