A Nigerian woman identified as Mrs. Folashade Idoko, an auxiliary nurse has been reportedly arrested by the Lagos state police command for allegedly stabbing her husband and father of her two children, Lawrence Idoko, to death at their number 20, Kosoko Street, Ayetoro, Oto-Awori local government area of the state on Sunday, August 20th.
It was gathered from neighbors and landlord of the couple that trouble started after the wife had an argument with her husband over allegations that he was having an extramarital affair and the deceased had over the years suffered domestic violence from his wife but had always kept his cool.
One of the neighbors while speaking with newsmen on the couple’s troubled marriage disclosed that the deceased, a pipeline engineer with Greater Inspection and Industrial Services at Sango-Otta, Ogun State, was away on official assignment for a week at Ikorodu.
“He returned and his wife accused him of having extra-marital affair. She stabbed him in the leg with a sharp knife. When his three-year-old son’s cries alerted neighbours, he had bled heavily. He died about an hour after he was rushed to a nearby New Ayetoro Medical Centre.” He said.
According to another neighbor, Mrs. Blessing Olokpobri’s account ‘their history of violence was known to everybody in the neighbourhood. Even on January 1, they fought. There was a time she went to drag him and stripped him naked from a beer parlour around here and beat up an elderly neighbor. There was even a time she sliced his ear lobes with a broken bottle and it had to be stitched’. She said
The landlord of the deceased, Chief Gani Akanni, who expressed sadness over the incident, disclosing that he had to issue a quit notice to the couple when their fighting became too much, also said.
“There was a time I took the woman to the police station because she vandalised my property after I locked up the tenants’ rooms for defaulting in payment of Lagos Waste Management Agency (LAWMA) bills. She went ahead to break the door. It was unfortunate because the husband is such a quiet and peaceful man.”
The accused wife who is currently being detained at the Ijaniki police station said that her late husband mistakenly fell on the knife she was holding, but however, according to a police source, investigation on the matter is still on and the suspect would soon be charged to court.