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In Benin, Woman Allegedly Hacks Actor-hubby to Death
10 Nov 2011
By Adibe Emenyonu
A Benin-based actor, Mr. Daniel Iyamu, was allegedly killed Wednesday in his sleep by his wife, at their No 1 Agonse Street, Ugbihoko Quarters in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State.
Iyamu was found stone-dead on his bed after his neighbours had forcefully broken the door to his room and gained access into the apartment.
THISDAY gathered that the neighbours were alerted to the scene by the deceased’s children who told them that their father was yet to get up from his bed at about 10am. This, it was further learnt, aroused the curiosity of the neighbours who then took a step further by forcing the door open.
The source also said they discovered some injuries on the deceased’s head which suggested that he might have been hit by a hard object while asleep.
The late actor’s daughter and student of the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, Faith, told newsmen that her mother, Grace, had been suffering from suspected mental illness which her father had been treating since last year.
The woman, who has been arrested by the police, was reported to have confessed that the late actor died after she had hit him with a pestle.
The woman, who was found unconscious in another room by the policemen drafted to the scene, was revived before she was taken away by the security agents who also saved her from being lynched by their angry neighbours.
When contacted, acting spokesman for the Edo State Police Command, Mr. Ahwara Ejiroro, an assistant superintendent of police, confirmed the incident.
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