A man identified has Samuel Mgbeodinma has allegedly beaten his wife, Gloria, to death in Ikotun, Lagos Mainland. The victim reportedly hit her head on the floor after being pushed by her husband.
According to a report by The Nation, the incident occurred at night on Saturday, June 16, 2018, shortly after the Nigeria-Croatia Russia 2018 World Cup match.
Mgbeodinma allegedly bundled her remains into his car, drove to his parent’s residence at Egbeda, parked, and left without saying anything.
His in-laws were said to have come for their daughter’s body at noon on Sunday.
While the cause of death of the victim could not be ascertained, The Nation reports that late Gloria was six weeks pregnant prior to her demise. She was said to have graduated in 2017 from the Department of Science and Laboratory Technology of the Federal Polytechnic in Bida, Niger State, and was the Financial Secretary for the Faculty of Social Sciences.
A relative of the late Gloria alleged that Mgbeodinma kept her from the rest of her family after their wedding.
In addition, the relative said there were marks on the late Gloria’s face and body indicating domestic violence. She added that Police operatives confirmed the violent marks on the late Gloria’s face and body showed that she was assaulted. “Her husband denied he did not beat her. He said after watching the Nigeria-Croatia match that Saturday, he came back and told her he wanted to go and have a haircut. He said by the time he got back, he saw her on the floor. That she might have fallen.
“If that is true, why then did he, instead of taking her to the hospital, put her inside the car and took the car to his parent’s house at Egbeda? He left her inside the car. She was in the car till about 12pm on Sunday, when our family members went there and took her to the mortuary,” the source said
The source added: “Our people called the police and the police saw the marks on her body. For now, the man has not been arrested. Police have called for her father to come and make statement. He was supposed to come on Monday from Kwara but could not because his blood pressure had risen. So, they are expecting him to come and file official complaint before the man would be arrested. It is a sad thing. She did not deserve to die like that.”