Friday, August 12

Husband kills wife's lover on matrimonial bed in Ogun

Ezekiel Igbokwe, a 32 year old businessman has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly killing his wife’s lover, Victor Olatundun after he caught him having sex with his wife at their matrimonial home on Wednesday, July 27. He was paraded alongside his 28-year-old wife, Juliet, at the Ogun State Police Command headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, on Thursday.

Igbokwe explained that he had returned from his trip to Onitsha and met Victor on top of his wife on their matrimonial bed on the day of the incident. He said he picked a machete in the toilet and cut the victim in the neck and hand. Olatundun reportedly died on the way to the hospital.

Igbokwe said he committed the crime due to anger, adding that he never meant to kill the victim.
He claimed that he had never met Olatundun before, saying he also never suspected that his wife was having an extra-marital affair with anyone.

The couple have three children together, aged nine, seven and five. Juliet, who sobbed intermittently, said her alleged lover had been pressurising her for a relationship for some time. She explained that she had always told him she was married, but the victim never gave up until he ended up at their matrimonial home on that night.

Juliet, who said she sold snuff, said Victor was her supplier and he pestered her for six months before she finally gave in. She said she suspected that the deceased used a charm on her, as she could not explain how it all happened.

Juliet, who claimed that she got married to her husband in 2005, said the husband did not take good care of her and the children. She said their marriage had been turbulent and fraught with fights and quarrels.

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