Robbers kill wife pleading to save husband’s life – Police

RRS police

A mother of four was fatally shot while pleading to save her husband’s life during an armed robbery attack at their home on New Year’s Day, police in Lagos have said.

Parading two suspects arrested over the incident on Tuesday in Lagos, Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, told journalists that the woman pleaded with the robbers not to shoot her husband but she was shot dead on the chest.

“On January 1, 2019, at about 4 am, some dare devil armed robbers invaded the home of one Mr Akin and held the man and his wife Modupe Catherine, now late, hostage at gun point.

“At this time, their children were in the church for the cross over service. The deceased stood between the robbers and her husband and started pleading with them not to kill him.

“Unfortunately for the woman, one of the robbers pulled the trigger, firing the deceased on her chest. They made away with their phones, laptops and a sum of N2,200.

“Based on the sad event, operatives of the State Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) visited the scene and gathered items of evidential importance which were analysed leading to the arrest of one of the robbers.

“During interrogation, he confessed to committing the crime. He later led detectives to arrest one other suspect who served as their armourer,” he said.