Woman stabs husband’s nephew to death over broken mirror


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Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command say they have arrested a 30-year- old housewife, Cynthia Olukiowu for allegedly stabbing 18-year-old Habeeb Aremu, nephew of her husband to death over a minor disagreement concerning a broken mirror.

The suspect and the deceased  were residents of 2, Apogidonoyo Street, Jafa, Agbado area of the state

According to crime report from the command the incident occurred on Saturday 5th of February 2022.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested after a report was made at Agbado divisional headquarters that a boy has been stabbed on the neck by his uncle’s wife, following a misunderstanding about a mirror allegedly broken by the deceased.

He said it was revealed that a mirror being used in the house got broken and the deceased was alleged to have broken it.

Oyeyemi added, “It was the allegation that led to disagreement between the deceased and his uncle’s wife, subsequent upon which the suspect took a kitchen knife and used it to stab the deceased on his neck.”

The state police spokesman said the Divisional Police Officer, Agbado, CSP Kehinde Kuranga quickly led his men to the scene, where the suspect was promptly arrested, and the victim who was in the pool of his own blood was rushed to hospital.

He added that unfortunately Habeeb was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty and his corpse was deposited at Ifo General Hospital mortuary for autopsy.

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to Homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Abeokuta for further investigation and diligent prosecution.




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