Content of the statement: The statement reads in part that Abimbola died as a result of injuries sustained from a fire-related assault. According to the family, the injuries were inflicted by the deceased’s husband who they claim has been physically abusing her for years and it was this recurring domestic violence that led to her untimely death.
The statement described Abimbola as a peace-loving woman who puts the interest of her five children and desires that they are raised by two parents before her well-being.
The family further enjoined the public to amplify their demand for justice as they claim the husband Mr. Ogbonna is currently on the run in the hope of evading justice.
Police react to the public release: The spokesman for the Lagos State command of the Nigerian Police Mr. Ben Hundeyin has disclosed that contrary to the reports making the round, the suspect Mr. Ogbonna is in police custody and has consequently been transferred to the criminal investigations unit.