Barely two weeks after the burial of Nollywood actor and comedian, Sam Efe Loco, tragedy again struck the Benin axis of the entertainment industry on Tuesday, following the alleged murder of one of the Benin based actors; Daniel Iyamu in his sleep by his wife.
The incident which occurred in the wee hours of Tuesday at their Agonse Street, Ugbihoko quarters in Egor local government area, threw the entertainment industry in Benin into confusion, as many of the members refused to comment on the issue.
Family sources said that Iyamu was found dead in a pool of his blood on his bed after neighbours forcefully broke his door open.
Sources said his children cried to neighbours that their father was yet to get up at about 10am, which prompted them to break the door.
It was learnt that injuries were found on his head which suggested that he might have been hit on the head while asleep.
One of the children of the late actor, Faith, a student of Federal Polytechnic Auchi, told journalists that their mother has been suffering from suspected mental illness, which their father has been treating since last year.
She was allegedly found unconscious in another room in the house, and was revived before she was taken away by the police who prevented angry residents from lynching her.
The wife has reportedly made statements to the police amidst tears, saying that she hit her husband with a pestle which led to his death.
When contacted, acting spokesperson for the Edo State police command, ASP Ahwara Ejiroro confirmed the incident but promised to provide further details later.