Jafaru Sougie, the man who allegedly murdered his wife, Rose, in Oshodi, a Lagos suburb, is dead.
The 48-year-old man died on Friday morning at the Police Hospital, Ikeja, where he has been on admission since May 26.
He was alleged to have swallowed a poisonous substance in an attempt to commit suicide after he allegedly slit his wife’s throat.
It was gathered that the man whom the police had doubted his mental state, never recovered from effect of the harmful substance he ingested.
It was learnt that none of his relatives showed up while he was in custody.
His only brother who visited him in the hospital was said to have disappeared after he was told that money would be needed for his treatment.
It was learnt that Sougie emaciated throughout his stay in custody.
His body has since been deposited in a mortuary pending the conduct of autopsy.
Sougie who allegedly killed his wife in the wee hours of May 26, was found vomiting in the bathroom of their room and parlour apartment at about 4am by their son, Richmond.
Richmond who ran into his parent’s room to inform his mother of her husband’s condition, was the one who found her corpse and then raised the alarm.
Confirming his death, the spokesperson of Lagos Police Command, Dolapo Badmos, said the deceased never recovered.
“I confirmed that the man died this morning at the hospital. He has been on admission since then.
He did not recover from the poisonous substance he took. He was also not taking his medications. All attempt to rescue him so that investigations can be conducted failed.”