A 42-year-old man, John Owobi, has beaten his wife, Theresa to death in their home in 42 Musliu Street, Oko-Oba home in Lagos.
The man, however, was exposed by his children, who he told to tell neighbours that she drank insecticide and died.
Neighbours claimed to have heard the deceased, Theresa, shouting for help during the fight with her husband.
On getting to their flat to ascertain the cause of the shout, they reportedly met the lifeless body of Theresa on the ground.
Upon inquiry, Owobi told them his wife drank a bottle of insecticide, adding that he had once stopped her from taking the poisonous substance.
However, the most senior child of the man, who is 13-years-old was said to have opened up to the neighbours that his father killed his mother.
He said their father beat her throughout the night. He said he later came to tell them that she drank poison and died.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Olarinde Famous-Cole, confirmed the incident.
He said that autopsy report showed that the deceased died as a result of internal injuries sustained from severe beatings as well as trauma.
He said, “The suspect went to the station to report that the deceased was found lying dead on the floor in their room.
“He claimed that his wife drank poison. But investigation revealed that he allegedly beat his wife to death.
“When she died, he told his children to say their mum took poison, if anyone asked. Investigation is still ongoing.”