The police in Lagos state have arrested 23-year-old housewife, Damilola Ayeni for allegedly stabbing her husband Olumide Ayeni to death.
Before the ugly incident, Ayeni worked at the Pharmacy Fee Paying Section of the Lagos Island General Hospital.
According to reports, Damilola and Olumide’s two year old marriage has been bedeviled by violence and suspicions of infidelity.
On Friday August 3rd, Olumide after the close of work, went for a party. Whilst at the party, he called his wife to check up on her.
When he returned home late at night, he was accosted by aggravated Damilola at the door who accused him of cheating on her. She said she heard the voice of a female in the background when he called her. She allegedly stabbed him in the neck and other parts of the body during the fight.
Ayeni was rushed to Lagos Island General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The wife however claims in her statement to the police, that she stabbed her husband in self defence and that her husband was the aggresor.
“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.”
The remains of the deceased has been deposited in a morgue awaiting autopsy.