Two men who allegedly beat a man to death over allegation of car doors theft have been arrested by personnel of the Lagos State Police Command.
The development was conveyed to the press by the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who said that the arrest was made after the widow of the deceased, reported the case at Iponri Police Division.
Hundeyin, on Sunday, added that the woman reported on Thursday that while she was at home, she received a call that some people were beating her husband.
“In her report, she said they were beating her husband because he allegedly stole two doors of a car.
“She reported that on getting to the scene, she saw her husband in a pool of his blood and the assailants took him away in a tricycle.
“She further said that she heard later that her husband died on their way to the hospital and his corpse was abandoned in the tricycle,’’ Hundeyin said.
He explained that the Divisional Police Officer at Iponri mobilised detectives, who arrested the two suspects and recovered the lifeless body of the victim.
Those arrested were a 33-year-old man and a 34-year-old man.
“The corpse has been deposited at Mainland General Hospital mortuary, Yaba, for autopsy just as investigation has gone underway,” Hundeyin said.
In a separate development, the Command annouced that it has begun investigation into the death of a yet-to-be identified woman, whose dead body was found in a hotel room.
SP Hundeyin confirmed this Sunday saying that about 6:17 pm on Friday, the manager of the hotel (name withheld) reported the case at the Trinity Police Station.
He said that the manager reported that the same Friday, at 8:00 pm, while on a routine check in hotel rooms, she discovered the woman’s lifeless body on a bed.
“On receipt of the information, a team of detectives visited and cordoned off the scene, photographed the corpse and the room.
“Efforts are on top gear to evacuate the corpse to the morgue and locate the relatives of the deceased.
“We are working hard to unravel the identity of the yet unknown man, who lodged with the deceased and who allegedly fled the scene, for possible arrest,” the Lagos Police spokesman said