The Ogun State police command, Ijebu Ode division, has arrested a 47-year-old woman, Olanshile , for allegedly stabbing her husband to death.
According to the spokesperson of the command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the woman attacked her husband when she discovered he had impregnated another woman.
Jimoh Nasirudeen, the deceased, 51, is said to be a co-butcher with his wife, Olanshile at the abattoir. The police spokesman also said the suspect is the fourth wife of Jimoh.
“The suspect was arrested, following a distress call received by the DPO Obalende Divisional Headquarters, Ijebu Ode, that the suspect who is a co- butcher with the deceased, sighted a woman who her husband recently impregnated at the abattoir, and she started questioning the woman about her audacity to get pregnant for her husband.”
The incident led to an argument between Mrs Nasirudeen and her husband, said the Ogun State’s police spokesman.
The police spokesman said, “the suspect picked a knife and stabbed the deceased at the back joint of his left leg, thereby, cutting one of his veins. He was quickly rushed to a nearby hospital for First Aid, and later transferred to Ijebu Ode General Hospital where he eventually gave up the ghost while receiving treatment, due to excessive bleeding.”
The suspect who went into hiding after committing the crime, according to the police, was subsequently traced and arrested at her hideout at Mobalufon area of Ijebu Ode.
“On interrogation, the suspect, who happened to be the fourth wife of the deceased, claimed that it was her husband who first slapped her simply because she asked his new wife her mission at her market stand,” the police PRO said.
The corpse after the autopsy had been released to the family for burial in accordance with Islamic rights, said the police PRO.