Wife stabs husband to death, accuses him of cheating

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Residents of Bamgbose Street, Lagos Island were thrown into shock following the stabbing of a young man to death by his wife.

The deceased, Olumide Ayeni, a pharmacist at Lagos Island general hospital has been married to 23-year-old, Damilola Ayeni for two years.

According to reports, the couples marriage has been bedeviled by violence and suspicions of infidelity. Pandemonium broke out on On Friday August 3rd, when Olumide went to a party after the close of work, Whilst at the party, he called his wife to check up on her.

When he got home that night, the wife accused him of cheating on her and they got into a fight. She picked up a kitchen knife and stabbed him severally on the back. He was rushed to the Lagos Island General hospital where all efforts to save him proved abortive.

The father of the deceased narrated the incident to Punch:

“My son and I work at the Lagos Island General Hospital. While I work as a security guard, he worked in the pharmacy department. They got married at the Ikoyi registry. They had issues many times and my son reported her to me. I told them to go their separate ways, but people said I should not come between them. On Friday, after my son and I closed from work in the evening, he went for a party. Around that time, he called his wife on the telephone and they spoke. When he returned home that night, his wife waited for him at the door and stopped him from entering. She said she heard the voice of a woman in the background when they spoke on the telephone and accused him of infidelity. That was how she stabbed him in the chest and killed him. There was no struggle between them. Their two children were taken away by the wife’s mother. She has a three-month-old baby.”

In her response to the allegations, she claimed it was done in self defense:

“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 Lagos state police have arrested the wife, Damilola Ayeni and the remains of the deceased has been deposited in a morgue awaiting autopsy.

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