Dectectives at Homicide Department, State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba have arrested the wife of a Sergeant in the Nigerian Army for allegedly killing her husband during a domestic fight in the barracks in Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.
The incident happened at Arakan Barracks in Apapa, Lagos where the victim, Sergeant Agofure Benjamin, lived with his family.
The 26-year old Gloria Benjamin allegedly hit Benjamin with a metal object on his head and he started bleeding profusely.
When he was rushed to a military hospital, he was dead on arrival.
The doctors at the hospital certified him dead and his corpse was deposited at the mortuary.
Gloria was arrested by military personnel and handed over to the police at SCID, Panti for prosecution.
Gloria alleged that her husband abandoned his family and she suspected that he was spending his money on other women and drinks.
Sources said this was causing constant quarrel between them before this incident happened.
She was charged before Ebute Emeta Magistrate's court, Lagos for the alleged murder under the Criminal Code.
The court remanded her in prison custody at Ikoyi pending the outcome of the DPP's advice.
When Gloria was arraigned in court, her plea was not taken.
Rather, the court ordered her to be remanded in prison custody and the prosecutor was directed to duplicate her file and send it to DPP for advice.
The late Benjamin enrolled in the Nigerian Army in the late 70s and rose to the rank of Sergeant before the incident happened.