The operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have apprehended one Abimbola Olamide for allegedly stabbing her husband, Dare Akinbobola, to death at their residence in Ikorodu, Lagos Mainland.
The suspect, a teacher was reportedly involved in an argument with her husband which degenerated into a fight. In the ensuing brawl, Olamide was said to have stabbed her 28-year-old husband with a knife, killing him in the process.
In her confessional statement, the suspect who she acted in self defense said, “I did not kill my husband intentionally. He was beating me and while hitting me, he broke several plates on my head. He had battered me many times in the past, but whenever he beat me, I usually run out of the house.
“But this time around, he locked the door to prevent me from escaping, pinned me down and battered me. I was helpless.”
She continued that: “I picked up a knife on the ground; my intention was to use the knife to scare him away. So, I held on to the knife, but he didn’t leave me alone. I mistakenly stabbed him; I couldn’t have killed my husband intentionally.
“My family already told me to leave him, but I did not because he was the husband of my youth and father of my two children. He usually beat me; you can ask around, everybody knows. But I have just been enduring it.”
It was learnt that the case was reported by residents to operatives at the Igbogbo station from where the suspect was transferred to the Homicide Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, Lagos Mainland.
Commenting on the incident, the spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, SP Chike Oti, said; “It is another case of spousal killing in which the suspect stabbed her husband in the neck and the man bled to death. The corpse has been recovered for autopsy. Meanwhile, the suspect has been arrested and taken to the SCIID, Yaba, for further investigation.”
Meanwhile, this is the second time in three months that an argument between a husband and wife would lead to death in Ikorodu community.
Recall that in March 2018, InsideMainland reported the death of one man identified simply as Abora Stanley who was stabbed to death by his wife in Ikorodu community following a brawl.