Police arrest Lagos bizman over wife’s death

The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a 37-year-old Lagos car dealer, Ikechukwu Ogbonna, aka IVD, over the death of his wife, Abimbola, in the Lekki area of the state.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, disclosed this to our correspondent on Monday.

He said, “He was arrested on Saturday, he’s with us.”

Ikechukwu and Abimbola had been married for 16 years, with the union blessed with five children.

The marriage, however, was fraught with disagreement and alleged domestic violence.

At the climax of their clash, the couple separated and were said to have reunited recently.

However, on Saturday, October 15, there was a fire incident at their Lekki mansion, as Abimbola was caught in the inferno.

She was rushed to a hospital, where she died.

The suspect had taken to his Instagram page to react to the death of his wife by posting a series of videos, alleging that the deceased had been violent to him and destroyed his property.

In one of the videos, the suspect was seen pointing at his bleeding head and saying “See what she did to me? She just hit me right now. This is me bleeding. I won’t take this.”

In another video, the suspect showed his damaged car while Abimbola was heard hurling insults at him in the background.

A post on his page partly read, “My greatest hurts will be at my funeral, everyone will be like, Bimbo was such a fantastic human, a clown, she’s that one person you had on your sos call, she had the biggest heart, very smart, she looked out for her family. Bobby yen yen yen, my corpse will wake up and shout ‘Shut up all of you and put me inside the ground let me be with the lord’.”

However, when our correspondent checked the suspect’s Instagram page on Monday, the posts had been deleted.

The deceased’s family, while demanding justice in a statement, said Ikenna was on the run.

The statement read in part, “As you may be aware, on Saturday, October 15, 2022, Abimbola Martins passed away after suffering fatal burns in a fire incident at her Lagos home. It has been a heartbreaking period for her parents, siblings and particularly her children. It is a tragedy that nobody should go through, especially in the painful manner her life was cut short and at the hands of a husband she dedicated her life to.

“Several times during the course of their marriage, we intervened in a bid to rescue her from a terrible situation that ultimately has now taken her life. Abimbola was a loving individual and a committed wife and mother, who put the desire that her children were raised by two parents before her own peace of mind, happiness and well-being.

“The perpetrator of this dastardly act, her husband of 16 years, Ikenna Darryl Ogbonna, an auto dealer widely known as IVD, is currently on the run, hoping to evade justice. We know that it won’t be forever.

“As the family tries to come to terms with this terrible loss, we want to appeal to members of the public to join us in demanding that justice is done.”

The police spokesperson, Hundeyin, however, said the suspect had been arrested and transferred  to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba.

The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a 37-year-old Lagos car dealer, Ikechukwu Ogbonna, aka IVD, over the death of his wife, Abimbola, in the Lekki area of the state.




October 11, 2022


The Academic staff Union of Universities, following an order by industrial court and Court of Appeal on 7th October, 2022 sequel to memorandum agreed sign by Federal government.

Has on Tuesday 11th October,2022, The Strike which embarked starting from 14th of February,2022 Temporary suspended.

Hence, all schools are urged to resume full activities from Monday 17th October, 2022.

While announcing the suspension of strike, our Union will not hesitate to review its position should government reneged on the signed Memorandum of action.

ASUU President



Following allegations and counter-allegation surrounding of attempted murder, Fraud, forgery, Bodily harm injury by one Yinka Igbinoba against the Managing Director of Harmony Gardens and Estates Development, Saheed Mosadoluwa, Lagos State Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions , after thorough judicious investigations, dismantled baseless allegations and arraigned the Lagos Developer before Magistrate Adeola Olatunbosun of the Lagos State Magistrate Court, Yaba; on a lone charge.

Mosadoluwa was arraigned on one count charge of alleged (causing)bodily harm.

However, the magistrate granted his bail application, with two sureties with property in Lagos and One Million Naira bail bond.
She adjourned the case till November 21.

It would be recalled that Igbinoba had accused Mosadoluwa of attempted murder, fraud along others, concerning transaction of 30Million refund for land accusation in one of LandBook Estates in Lagos.

While speaking with journalists, shortly after his bail, Mosadoluwa noted that God is his strength and he will follow the case to the logical conclusion to clear his innocence.

He said, “If you monitored the story, you can see that what looks to be their main prayers, which were Fraud, Forgery, Attempted Murder were crashed and left with causing bodily harm; and that is why we are left with just one Count.”

He noted that he was charged to Court not because “I committed any offence but because someone consider me as a threat and engaged a defamatory expert to frame me up.”

On the same vein, one of the legal counsels of the defendant, Barr. I.K Yusuf ,posited that the one-count charge is also baseless and will be argued as the case progresses.

Saheed Mosadoluwa, insisted that he will also approached the Police for defamation of character, as his long earned personal and family reputation were carelessly dragged by Igbinoba.

On the other hand, a video posted by Igbinoba on her official Twitter handle @aigmediaprotv confirm her invitation by the SWAT arm of the Nigeria Police.

A credible source also noted that a former Governorship Candidate in Lagos State, Babatunde Gbadamosi was also invited to Abuja for questioning on the allegations defamation of character, cyber staking and other related matters.

Alleged Bodily Harm Injury: DPP dashes Yinka Igbinoba’s hope, arraigns Real Estate boss, Ibile on alone count charge.