Man stabs wife to death over infidelity

Man stabs wife to death over infidelity
Charles Nwoke, Nigeria
February 15, 2021

Personnel of Ogun State Police Command is presently investigating a 46-year-old staff of Remo North Local government, Sobola Olatunji for stabbing his wife to death on mere suspicion of infidelity.

The suspect was apprehended following a complaint by the father of the deceased victim one Alhaji Ambali Yinusa who reported at Owode-Egba divisional headquarters that his son-in-law, Sobola Olatunji had a conflict with his wife Momudat Sobola which led to a physical fight between them. He stated further that in the process, Sobola Olatunji took a knife and hacked his wife at the back.

Sequel to the report, CSP Matthew Ediae the DPO Owode-Egba division, dispatched his detectives to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested and the victim was quickly rushed to the hospital for treatment. But while the treatment was going on, the victim kicked the bucket.

It was gathered that during interrogation, the suspect Olatunji who claimed to have married the victim for 20yrs alleged that he suspected his wife to have been having an extramarital relationship because of some text messages he discovered on her phone.

Olatunji stated further that it was when he challenged his late wife about his suspicions that a fight broke out between them which eventually led to the death of the mother of three. The corpse of the deceased had been deposited at Olabisi Onabanjo University teaching hospital morgue for autopsy.

Confirming the arrest, the Ogun State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the Commissioner of Police, Cp Edward A. Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the homicide section of the State criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.