Sakiru Bello, 36, was arrested for allegedly killing his wife, Sherifat Bello, and cutting her body into pieces before burying her in different holes in an uncompleted building.
The father of three who is currently under investigation at the Lagos State Criminal Investigation Department, however denied the allegation that he murdered his wife.
In his statement, the suspect said that he called her on February 13 and; she came to see me at home. Later, both of us went to the Island. It was on our way back that a commercial bus hit the bike that we boarded and she fell, hitting her head on the ground.
“When we got home, she started complaining of pain in the head and then she died. I didn’t take her to the hospital because I didn’t have money.
“After she died, I didn’t know what to do. I couldn’t call her family members since we aren’t in good terms. It was while thinking about what to do that a thought came into my mind that I should cut her corpse into pieces to enable me dispose off her remains easily.
“So I cut her head, her breast, her leg and other parts of her body. I later wrapped them in a sack before taking it to an uncompleted building, where I buried the parts in different holes.”