A 36-year-old man, Olumide Ayeni, has been stabbed to death by his 23-year-old housewife, Damilola, over a suspicious telephone call at their house located on Bamgbose Street, Lagos Island, Lagos.
Punch Metro reports that the couple got married two years ago and have two children but have been dogged with series of fights and quarrels before the incident which led to the death of Olumide on Friday, August 3, 2018.
Damilola who has been arrested by the police over the murder of her husband was said to have stabbed Olumide several times in the and died as he was being rushed to the Lagos Island General Hospital.
The deceased’s father, Sunday Ayeni, who reported the case to the police, said the couple’s marriage was fraught with disagreements and when he tried to intervene, he was stopped by other family members who told him not to meddle in the couple’s affair.
The senior Ayeni said his son was murdered by his wife over suspicion of infidelity.
“My son and I work at the Lagos Island General Hospital. While I work as a security guard, he worked in the pharmacy department. They got married at the Ikoyi registry,” Ayeni senior began.
“They had issues many times and my son reported her to me. I told them to go their separate ways, but people said I should not come between them.
On Friday, after my son and I closed from work in the evening, he went to a party. Around that time, he called his wife on the telephone and they spoke.
When he returned home that night, his wife waited for him at the door and stopped him from entering. She said she heard the voice of a woman in the background when they spoke on the telephone and accused him of infidelity.
That was how she stabbed him in the chest and killed him. There was no struggle between them. Their two children were taken away by the wife’s mother. She has a three-month-old baby.”
However, Damilola has blamed her late husband for the incident which led to his death as she accused him of being the aggressor and she acted in self-defense.
“The woman said the deceased called her mobile phone sometime in the evening, but she missed the call. When he came back home around 1 am on Saturday, he queried her whereabouts when he called her phone.
He accused her of infidelity and charged at her with a knife. She then picked the kitchen knife and stabbed him in self-defense,” a police source quoted her as saying.
The suspect was arrested by policemen from the Lion Building Division and has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba.