Lagos lawyer in police net over married lover’s death

The police have arrested a lawyer, Patricia Etu, over the death of her lover, JohnBosco Onwuzuruike in Lagos.
Etu’s arrest followed allegations of foul play and suspicion raised by the deceased’s sister, Chinyere Onwuzuruike.


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Chinyere demanded thorough investigation into the circumstances that led to his sudden death.

Chinyere, through her lawyers, petitioned the Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, after she was informed on November 26 that her brother had died.

According to her, the way the deceased died, the narratives given by Etu who was his lawyer before becoming his live-in lover and how his body was hurriedly moved to Owerri, Imo State without her seeing him all fueled her suspicion he could have been murdered.

The petitioner claimed that she was bewildered at the turn of events.

She recounted how Etu contacted her through JohnBosco’s phone at about 10:35pm on November 26 to inform her that her only brother was in the hospital.

She said she was elated to see her brother’s call having not called her since he moved out of the house.

But the caller on the other end turned out to be Etu, who told her that her consent was needed at Tolu Hospital, Old Ojo Road.

Chinyere said she asked what the issue was and whether her brother required an operation, adding that Etu answered in the affirmative.

She said she demanded to speak to the doctor to grant consent since she could not get a means of transportation to the hospital at that time of the night.

Chinyere added that she also told Etu to contact her brother’s wife, Ifeoma Geraldine Alexander, but she declined.

Etu, currently held at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, told detectives that Onwuzuruike suffered a heart attack and was declared dead at the hospital.

She also told detectives that his body was moved to his home state because she could not reach any of his family members on phone.

Confirming the incident, the State Police Spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said the police would retrieve the body in order to conduct an autopsy.

“We have commenced investigation, so that we can retrieve the body and do autopsy and verify her claims.

“Preliminary findings show that the man did not die at home.

“The man had High Blood Pressure (HPB) and suffered an attack.

“He even explained to the lady that he had a case of BP.

“She took him to the hospital, where he was confirmed dead.

“Patricia Etu also told the investigating officers that she tried to contact the family but couldn’t get across to them.

“She took the corpse to Imo State and that’s where the suspicion started.

“She is still in detention and further development will be communicated.” (The Nation: Text, Excluding Headline)

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