A Redeemed Christian Church of God choir mistress, Mrs. Titilayo Shodipo who was three months pregnant has been brutally killed by her husband in Lagos State.
According to Punch metro reports, the four children of the couple were forced to sleep outside after the police locked up the house of the couple shortly after the incident on Monday. The children of the couple slept in the open air after their father disappeared after the murder.
It was gathered that Titilayo and her husband, Omolaja, had been married for over seven years and had four children together. The couple’s relationship was fraught with disagreements, which often resulted in fights.
It was said that Titilayo, who was said to be a choir mistress at a parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, however, refused to quit the marriage.
Residents stated that on Monday, there was another disagreement between the couple, during which her husband stabbed her with a sharp object.
Neighbours, who visited the scene, were said to have found her remains and alerted policemen from the Owutu division, who removed the corpse. Titilayo, who came from the Republic of Benin, was pregnant with another baby when she was killed.
A resident said, “She was three months pregnant at the time of the incident. Her mother, who kept lamenting the incident, also confirmed it when she came to the scene. The unfortunate part of the story was that after the police removed the corpse and locked up their house, their four children had nowhere to go. They slept outside in the open. The eldest of them is just five-year-old; others are four, three and two years. ”
The resident, who did not want to be identified, asked the Lagos State Government to take charge of the children. According to Punch, Omolaja, an indigene of Ogun State, had yet to be apprehended.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, said it was normal for the police to cordon off crime scenes, adding that it was unfortunate that the children were affected.
He promised to brief our correspondent on the update of the case after speaking with the Owutu Divisional Police Officer. He had yet to do so as of the time of filing this report.