A Naval personnel serving in Lagos area, Uzochukwu Anyanwu as well as his wife, Victoria have been arrested for allegedly beating a man, Gambo Mohammed, to death at Berger Suya Bus-stop area of the Oshodi-Apapa expressway.
The naval personnel was said to have killed the deceased for trying to settle a rift between his wife and a yet to be identified commercial motorcyclist also known as Okada rider.
Although, Uzochukwu Anyawu, has since been handed over to the Nigerian Navy, but his wife, Victoria, is still being detained at the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigations Department (SCID), Panti street Lagos.
A police source said that since Uzochukwu Anyanwu was handed over to the navy, the naval authority have refused to hand him back to the police to conclude their own investigation.
The source alleged that the police has vowed to arraigned the wife of Uzochukwu Anyawun if the navy continue to hold on to the suspect.
It was gathered that the wife of the naval personnel had taken a commercial motorcycle from Wilmer bus stop, Olodi to Berger Suya on an agreed fee, but that on arrival at the agreed destination, Victoria refused to pay up.
Consequently, a violent argument ensued between both parties and the woman bluntly refusing to add any extra money to the one she paid.
He said: “When he got there, he decided not to pay the agreed amount and they started fighting. The naval officer’s wife, started dragging the Okada rider by the collar of his shirt. It was at this juncture that the deceased decided to mediate.
An eye witness, Bayo Kilani, alleged that, Victoria Anyanwu pounced on the deceased, demanding to know who authorize him to interfere in the matter.
He said: “She grabbed hold of the deceased and then out a telephone call through to her husband. Minutes later, a man arrived at the seen on another bike. We later discovered that the man is the woman’s husband. He started beating the deceased who,e his wife also joined in beating the commercial motorcyclist which made Gambo Mohammed, a passerby interfered. It is a clear case of murder and the law must take it cause.
Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Olarinde Famous-Cole could not be reached, but a police source at the command Headquarters, said that the police was still waiting for the Naval authority to handover Uzochukwu to them for trail.