A 33-year-old man, who is currently under investigation by operatives of the homicide unit of Lagos State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, Yaba, has denied killing his wife.
He said “My wife took poison after a misunderstanding over her infidelity”.
It was gathered according to the husband, Seun Alabi that they couple, married for over seven years with three children. He said his wife, a 27-year-old Togolese committed suicide after he confronted her over an allegations of extra-marital affairs.
It was learnt that Alabi, a tiler, had used his wife, Bose’s phone to call a colleague before leaving for work. Afterwards, Bose called the same number, thinking it was her lover’s number, and requested that they meet at her friend’s place.
Surprised by the request, the husband’s colleague (names withheld) told her that she had mistaken called him for someone else. She apologised and ended the call.
However, trouble started when Seun’s colleague told him about the call. When he returned from work and confronted his wife, whom she initially denied the allegations but later admitted to engaging in extra-marital affair.
“I threatened to report her to her family members, so she confessed and pleaded for forgiveness. I was surprised and could not imagine that she could cheat on me after seven years of marriage.
“I was angry and slept on the three-seater. It was her legs that were hitting me, that woke me from sleep and I saw her in severe pains. I then saw an empty bottle of sniper insecticide on the table.
“I raised alarm and neighbours rushed inside to help. One of them brought palm oil, which I gave to her. But when we realized that it was more than we can handle, we rushed her to the hospital. On our way to Ogba General Hospital, she died,” Seun revealed.