Maureen Adejo a mother of three who was allegedly beaten and poison by her husband was finally laid to on Saturday at Alhaji Ganiu Street, Bako Estate, in the Ketu area of Lagos State. The entire environs were grip with sadness and sorrow as friends and family gathered to mourn with the deceased parent and to pay her last rite.
The marriage which lasted just for five years was blessed with three children, but was said to have been marred with disagreements as the bank worker later allegedly threatened to kill his wife. She was said to have packed to her mother’s house, but returned for a party at her children’s school before she met the untimely death.
While Olaoluwa claimed that she took local insecticide, Sniper, their five-year-old son, Richard, said his father tortured his mother and forced the insecticide down her throat.
The case was subsequently transferred from the Oworonshoki Police Station to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba.
The detectives removed the corpse from the Gbagada General Hospital morgue where it was initially deposited by Olaoluwa, and took it to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, for autopsy.
The result of the autopsy was said to have been released to the police just as the Lagos State indigene was arraigned and remanded last Wednesday.
At 12pm, the service of songs was said to have commenced, as people paid tributes to the late Maureen.
The body was thereafter taken to the compound of her mother, Mrs. Kate Jonathan, where she was reportedly buried after a dust-to-dust rite.
It was also gathered that the Lagos State Ministry of Justice had placed the three children in the custody of their maternal grandmother.
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