A woman who turned herself to police in Tokyo three times, confessing that she had killed her husband, was sent away each time by police who didn't believe her.
At around noon on June 9, Kinuko Wakui, 53, who lives in Saitama City, visited a police box in Tokyo’s Kita Ward and said she had murdered her husband, Fuji TV reported. The officer on duty took no action and advised her to go home. Wakui then to Akabane police station nearby about 30 minutes later. However, the officer on duty apparently did not believe her and told her to leave, without making any attempt to check her story. Wakui visited the station again the next day, but police said they thought she was lying and again told her to go home.
Two days later, she told the same story to staff at a hospital she was visiting to be treated for a chronic illness.
Saitama prefectural police were then alerted by the hospital and went to the woman’s residence, where they found the body of her 70-year-old husband.
Wakui was arrested on June 15 on suspicion of abandoning a body. Police quoted her as saying she had beaten her husband to death
This week, the Tokyo metropolitan police department issued a statement in which they apologized and said: “We should have immediately confirmed the facts [of the woman’s confession] and will take preventative measures to avoid such incidents ion the future.”© Japan Today