by Oge Okonkwo
A couple, Canice Innocent and his wife have been arrested and detained by the police over the alleged beating of a pregnant woman, Funmi Adebiyi to coma in the Ade-Alu area of Lagos State.
According to reports, the suspects, Mr and Mrs Innocent lived in the same building but different apartment from the victim, Mrs. Adebiyi at Abiodun Sadiku Street. Mr Innocent was said to be heading towards his apartment when when suddenly Adebiyi opened the door of her apartment accidentally inflicting a a minor injury on him.
Mr. Innocent was reported to have shouted at her, attracting the attention of their neighbours including his wife.
Mrs Innocent was said to have rained invectives on Adebiyi who replied the insults and angered by her reaction, Mr and Mrs Innocent reportedly pounced on her and beat her until she collapsed despite pleadings by neighbours who were trying to make peace.
The woman was later taken to the hospital where she is receiving medical attention.
The victim’s husband, Adebayo Adebiyi, who told LEADERSHIP that his wife was over seven months pregnant, said he went to work and as he was returning, he did not have any premonition that danger was lurking around the corner until he entered his apartment and found out that his wife had been beaten to a pulp and after several hours of caring for her, she collapsed and he took her to a nearby hospital.
Adebayo said doctors were battling to save his wife and the baby.
He said the matter was reported at the Alado police station, where Mr Innocent was being detained.