First wife accused of beating NUPENG chief to death

1556, Nupeng's chief's death

Widow of Mr. Adeyemo Adedoyin, has been accused of killing the former chairman of the Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG).

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Making the allegation is the deceased’s younger sister, who alleged that the 57 year-old ex-NUPENG Chief died of bruises sustained as a result of beating and clubbing by the first wife and her agents, The Guardian reported.

The report said the deceased, who was an engineer with Total Exploration and Gas Production, Tower House, Victoria Island, Lagos, died in December 2017, at his house at Aviation Estate, Mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos.


It said the post mortem examination into the cause of his death revealed that he died of heart failure but the immediate younger sister to the deceased disapproved the result.

“My brother planned to retire this month and he had commenced feasibility studies to start his own business. On that fateful day in December, he put a phone call to his second wife and while on the call, the first wife overheard him speaking to her, felt jealous and confronted him. In the course of the brawl, the first wife’s relations joined in beating my brother and he sustained bruises as a result of the beating. The wife rushed him to hospital without informing anyone.

“Prior to this day, the first wife had severally threatened to deal with her and my brother had cried loud, which made me to relocate them to one of my flats so that I would monitor events. I even asked the wife’s relations living with them to quit but the woman kept them for this purpose.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the autopsy was tampered with as the first wife allegedly bribed the Investigating Police Officer (IPO), one Babalola and the pathologist, who carried out the purported autopsy report to reflect heart failure as the cause of death,” the paper quoted her as saying.

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