Isaiah Chukwu, a spare parts dealer in Ladipo, Oshodi, has been arrested by the Lagos Police Command for allegedly killing his 26-year-old lover at their residence on Balogun Street, Oshodi.
He was said to have stuffed her corpse into a bin, which he put in a sack after she was killed.
It was gathered that her corpse was discovered by an Islamic cleric, who was passing by.
It was learnt that Chukwu and Joy, both indigenes of Ebonyi State, had been living together for the past two years without formalising the relationship.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chike Oti, confirmed the incident, adding that the case had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba.
He said, “The man has been arrested, while the corpse has been deposited in a morgue for an autopsy.
“The Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi has ordered diligent prosecution of the case. He has also advised residents not to stay in abusive relationships and report any case of domestic violence before it is too late.”