A victim of domestic violence, Mrs. Titilayo Shodipo, who was allegedly killed by her husband, was three months pregnant, neighbours have said.
Punch learnt that after the police locked up the house of the couple shortly after the incident on Monday, their four children were left stranded.
They reportedly slept in the open air.
It was reported that Titilayo and her husband, Omolaja, had been married for over seven years and had four children together.
However, the 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 the fateful day, 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.
Punch later gathered last Tuesday that 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.
Omolaja, an indigene of Ogun State, is 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.