Jealous Husband Kills Wife’s Lover in Matrimonial Bed

A 32-year-old trader, Mr. Ezekiel Igbokwe, has allegedly killed a man, Mr. Victor Olatundun (38), for having an affair with his wife, Juliet. The suspect allegedly committed the offence at Awa-Ijebu in Ijebu North Local Government Area of Ogun State.

He returned from a business trip to Anambra State and caught Olatundun making love to Juliet inside his matrimonial home. Igbokwe was arrested with his wife after he inflicted fatal machete cuts on Olatundun.

The state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, disclosed this while parading 25 suspects, including the couple, at the police headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta. Giving his account of the incident, Igbokwe, who hails from Ebonyi State, said he drew the machete because the deceased was physically stronger than him. The suspect, who disclosed that his marriage to Juliet was 11 years old, said his intention was never to kill his wife’s lover.

He said: “It was not my intention of wasting a soul; it was Satan’s work. If I had known, I would have walked away from the scene and freed the guy. I did not know it would result in this. “I met a man inside my room and we started fighting.

The man was stronger than me and I did not know what to do. I drew a machete inside my toilet and I cut him on the right hand and it cut his vein.

They took him to the hospital but on the way to the hospital, the fuel in the vehicle finished and the second day, the man died. “I have never met the deceased before the incident. I did not suspect my wife was having an affair. I do not understand why my wife was engaging in infidelity.

It is not true that I maltreated her. We did not have quarrel before I travelled to Onitsha. She had three girls for me.”

Also, Juliet (28), said her relationship with the deceased started a month ago, although he used to deliver snuff to her. She alleged that Ezekiel used to abandon her for months whenever they quarrel.

According to her, she did not want to leave him because of their children. She said: “I sell snuff at Awa-Ijebu

. I met my husband in 2005 and we started living as husband and wife. We normally fight and we settle it. Husband and wife can fight; that is normal. “I have been in a relationship with the man (Victor Olatundun) for a month.

But I have known him before that. He used to deliver the snuff which I sell. The day the incident happened, he used to disturb me that he wanted to befriend me, but I told him I am married. “But I do not know whether the man used ‘juju’ (charm) on me. I just know that he called me that day and I told him not to come.

Eventually, as he knew my house, he later came. He told me that he was coming from somewhere and it was night already. He tried to sleep with me but he did not later have sex with me.

“I want the authorities to release me and allow me to take care of my children. It is because of the kids I am suffering. I did not want to leave him (Ezekiel) because of those kids.”

Other suspects were nabbed in connection with offences ranging from armed robbery to cultism, vandalism, murder, unlawful possession of firearms and impersonation. Iliyasu said the police would deal decisively with perpetrators of crime and solicited the support of stakeholders in ridding the state of criminalities.

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