The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a teacher, Abimbola Olamide, for allegedly stabbing her husband, Dare Akinbobola, to death over an argument on Wednesday, at their residence in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
“I want the court to go ahead and grant my wife’s request to dissolve the marriage. I am glad that she is seeking the dissolution of the marriage because I can’t tolerate her promiscuity any longer. She has also been denying me sex. Anytime I want to exercise my conjugal rights, she would claim to have a headache or was hypertensive, whereas, she has been having indiscriminate affairs with other men,” he said.
In the ensuing brawl, Olamide was said to have stabbed her 28-year-old husband with a knife, killing him in the process.
In a video clip of her confessional statement, which went viral on Thursday, the mother of two said she acted in self defence.
While speaking in Yoruba, she said, “I did not kill my husband intentionally. He was beating me and while hitting me, he broke several plates on my head. He had battered me many times in the past, but whenever he beat me, I usually run out of the house.
“But this time around, he locked the door to prevent me from escaping, pinned me down and battered me. I was helpless.
“I picked up a knife on the ground; my intention was to use the knife to scare him away. So, I held on to the knife, but he didn’t leave me alone. I mistakenly stabbed him; I couldn’t have killed my husband intentionally.
“My family already told me to leave him, but I did not because he was the husband of my youth and father of my two children. He usually beat me; you can ask around, everybody knows. But I have just been enduring it.”
The Police Public Relation Officer, Lagos State Police Command, SP Chike Oti, confirmed the incident.
He said, “It is another case of spousal killing in which the suspect stabbed her husband in the neck and the man bled to death.