A middle aged man, Anthony Ikpeama, has been arrested over his alleged involvement in the death of his pregnant wife.
Police said the suspect allegedly removed the oxygen mask placed on his wife while on hospital admission.
The police said the suspect had been accused of constantly assaulting his wife before the incident.
It was learnt that the deceased was on admission in an undisclosed hospital over pregnancy-related complications when she was killed by her husband.
It was also learnt that the suspect allegedly sneaked into ward where his wife was on admission and removed the oxygen mask placed on his wife, causing her to suffocate to death.
Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the incident occurred on April 10, 2021 and that the deceased was on admission at the time of incident for pregnancy-related complications.
“The Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that the matter be transferred to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation,” he said.