A member of staff of Lagos State General Hospital, Mr. Olumide Ayeni, was weekend in Lagos Island allegedly stabbed to death by his wife, Damilola Ayeni, during a fight over her inability to answer the deceased’s calls.
Residents of Bamgbose Street, were reportedly jolted from sleep by the couple’s banters in the early hours of Saturday. Some concerned neighbours who later rushed to the scene to ascertain what was happening, reportedly met 36-year-old Olumide in the pool of his blood with a knife thrust by the side of his shoulder.
However, the housewife who was subsequently arrested by policemen from Lion Building Division, claimed she committed the act in self defence, regretting that she never intended to kill her husband. She claimed trouble started at about 1a.m., Saturday, after her husband accused her of infidelity, because she missed his calls earlier. According to her:
“When he came back home at about 1am, he asked where I went to and why I did not pick his calls, earlier. I tried to explain that the phone was in the bag and that I didn’t hear it ringing. He accused me of having extra marital affairs and charged towards me with a knife. In defence, I picked the kitchen knife and stabbed him in self defence.”
Father of the deceased, Mr Ayeni Sunday who lives on the same street with his late son, reported the matter to Policemen at Lion Building division, consequent upon which the suspect was arrested. Confirming the arrest, Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Chike Oti, said:
“On August 4, 2018, at about 1.15am, one Ayeni Sunday Omowale, of 8 Bamgbose street, Lagos Island reported at Lion Building Police division , that his son, Olumide Ayeni of 78 Bamgbose street Lagos Island was allegedly stabbed by his wife with a knife on the left side of the chest. “ Victim was rushed to the Lagos Island General hospital , where he later died .
The suspect has been arrested while the body was deposited at the Lagos Island General Hospital morgue for autopsy . “This is one case of domestic violence taken too far. The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, Mr. Imohimi Edgal, has reiterated his call on couples to always resolve marital issues amicably, without resorting to violent action that will lead to loss of life.”