A housewife living in Lagos has allegedly stabbed her husband to death over alleged infidelity after it was alleged that she said she heard a woman’s voice in the background while on the phone with him
The wife, 23-year-old Damilola Ayeni, stabbed her husband, 36-year-old Olumide in the chest.
The pair had been married for 2 years and had 2 children together.
Sunday Ayeni, Olumide’s father, reported the case to the police and also stated that he had tried to step in to help his son out with his marriage but was warned off by some family members.
According to the Punch, the man said his son was killed over alleged infidelity.
He said: “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.
“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 for 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.”
The report in the Punch, however, noted that there was another source who stated that the wife claimed she acted in self-defence.
“The woman said the deceased called her mobile phone sometime in the evening, but she missed the call. When he came back home around 1am 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-defence.” said the source
Confirming the incident, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, said; “Early Saturday morning, the police got a report that a woman, Damilola Ayeni, stabbed her husband, Olumide Ayeni, with a knife on the left side of the chest. The victim was rushed to the Lagos Island General Hospital where he died.
“The CP advises couples to resolve their matrimonial disputes amicably without resorting to violence which may ultimately lead to the death of either of them.”