Hasan Taiwo was arrested by the Federal Capital Territory Police Command for allegedly beating his live-in lover, Chibuzor Aloh, to death over a phone charger.
Aloh, a mother of four, was beaten to death by the suspect for using his phone charger without permission, according to reports.
The incident occurred in the Lugbe area of Abuja’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
On Sunday, word of the woman’s death reached the community.
The deceased was said to have taken her lover’s phone charger without his permission, which enraged him, and he pounced on her and severely beaten her.
Allah was said to have passed out but was resuscitated by neighbours who had been alerted by the kids.
“Last week Wednesday, the husband beat his wife because she took his phone charger,” said a local who asked to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation. He thrashed her until she passed out. He walked away after leaving her. Their children alerted neighbours, who administered first aid and revived her.
“We later learned that after she was revived, she did not seek further treatment and locked herself in her room.
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“No one was aware of anything. On Saturday, however, her eldest child summoned their neighbours, who rushed her to the hospital.
“She was dead on arrival, according to what we were told. The husband, they claimed, had fled. The body of the wife is in the morgue at the National Hospital.”
ASP Mariam Yusuf, a spokesperson for the FCT Police Command, confirmed the incident.
“The command is looking into it,” she said.