Benjamin Ogudoro, a businessman, is being investigated by the Lagos State Police Command in connection with the murder of his wife, Chiyere Ogudoro and his brother-in-law, Ifeanyi Edoziem, Daily Trust reports.
Benjamin, who lives on Oteyi Garden Estate, Abule-Ado, Lagos, reportedly set ablaze the victims on fire in the middle of the night on April 1, when they were asleep.
It was learnt that his wife and the in-law had gone to pick him up from Ikeja airport the previous evening when he returned from a journey.
The police spokesperson in the state, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, while parading the suspect and others on Thursday at the police headquarters in Ikeja, said the incident was triggered by a minor argument.
He said, “This deals with a case of the murder of one Chiyere Ogudoro and Ifeanyi Edoziem by her husband one Benjamin Nkemakolam Ogudoro at House 5, Zone 7, Oteyi Garden Estate, Abule-Ado, Lagos.
“The victims were set ablaze by Benjamin Nkemakolam Ogudoro after a minor quarrel. The suspect will soon be charged.”
Also, one Obiora Igboagu was paraded for alleged murder of one Pedro Akinbiyi on the premises of a hotel on Jagunmolu Street, Bariga, Lagos, on March 26. Igboagu reportedly hit the victim’s head with a stone during a quarrel.
In another murder case, one Tijani Abubakar allegedly stabbed 25-year-old Nasiru Zakari to death during a fight on Gbogunleri Street, Agege, Lagos.
“Also, one Okoh Awoh, 67, was murdered by one Odii Ifeanyi on March 3, 2022 at about 1950hrs. The victim died after Odii Ifeanyi during a quarrel hit him with a wheel spanner. The suspect will soon be arraigned,” the police spokesperson added.