A 45-year-old father of five, identified as Victor Umeh has been arrested in Lagos State for allegedly beating his side chick to death over suspected infidelity. Married father of 5 beats side chick to death.
According to reports, the incident occurred on the deceased’s birthday – July 28. On the said day, the deceased, identified only as Happiness, visited her lover’s home at 5/7 Michael Osisipi Street, off Banjo Oyewele Street, Ago Palace Way, from where they went to a club around the area to celebrate her birthday.
Married father of 5 beats side chick to death
However, things went sour after the suspect sighted Happiness discussing with a man, discovered to be her former boyfriend. The discussion, according to Umeh, a trader at Ladipo Market, lasted over 15 minutes. He reportedly left the club in anger, leaving the deceased behind. Time was 12.45a.m.
On realising that Umeh had left, Happiness went to his house, where an argument that degenerated into a fight ensued. Her shout for help alerted neighbours, including a gateman, identified simply as Adamu. On reaching Umeh’s flat, he was reportedly seen trying to hide a substance, which turned out to be late Happiness’ mobile telephone. But curious neighbours reportedly searched the flat for the victim, only to discover her lifeless body behind Umeh’s window.
One of the neighbours, who spoke with Vanguard, said: “Our gateman allowed her inside that night because she was seen with Victor the previous day. The gateman was first alerted by the shout for help and by the time he got close to the window, he saw somebody running.
“Her desperate shout for help was intensive, but with time it became faint until it stopped. He tried to escape and hide the deceased phone on a fence so as to make it difficult for the Police to trace her death to him. If he had succeeded we would have been in trouble.”
Policemen at Ago Division were immediately contacted, consequent upon which Umeh was arrested, from where he was transferred to the State Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Department, SCIID.
From investigations, immediately after the incident, the suspect contacted his wife to come to Lagos and move his property to his village in Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State.