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Ex-banker Detained for attempting to kill wife in Lagos

The police in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria have arrested a man for allegedly attempting to kill his wife after a minor misunderstanding.

Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Police Command, Bala Elkana said on 2 February, 2020 at about 5:30pm, operatives from Bariga Police Station arrested one Christopher Lament, 45, at No 23 Jossy Castro Street Lagos for attempting to kill his wife, Comfort Christopher of the same address with a knife.

“The woman was rescued by the police following a distress call received. The knife was recovered and registered as exhibit. The couple were married for 13 years and blessed with two children, ages 11 and 9. Both are from Akwa Ibom State.

“The suspect lost his banking job 5 years ago and the woman is not working. The couple were having series of crisis underpinned on matrimonial rascality and lack of maintenance. The event that led to the attempt made by the suspect to stab the victim with a knife, started with a mere argument. Investigation is ongoing and the suspect will be charged to Court,” Elkana said.

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