Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command say they have arrested a 47-year-old woman, Olanshile Nasirudeen, for allegedly stabbing her 51- year- old husband to death.
Olanshile who’s the fourth wife is said to be a co-butcher with her late husband at an abattoir in Ijebu Ode.
The police said the suspect was arrested, following a distress call received by the Divisional Police Officer, Obalende headquarters, Ijebu Ode, SP Murphy Salami that the suspect 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 state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi said this led to a hot argument between her and the deceased, as a result of which the suspect picked a knife, and stabbed the deceased at the back joint of his left leg, thereby, cutting one of his veins.
The state police spokesman said the deceased 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.
He said suspect fled the scene before the arrival of police but she was subsequently traced, and was eventually arrested in her hideout at Mobalufon area of ijebu Ode.
Oyeyemi said, “During 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.”
He added that the corpse of the deceased had been released to the family for burial in accordance with Islamic rites after the autopsy has been conducted on it.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the Homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, for discreet investigation and prosecution.