A 27-year old housewife, Folashade Sodiya, has reportedly stabbed her husband Jude Igbinedor, 39, to death following heated argument over money on TK Balogun Street, Igbo Olomu, Ishawo in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
The couple were said to have dated for seven years, and finally started living together two years ago, a union which was not approved by any of their parents.
Sodiya who hails from Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, had a one-year-old baby for the deceased, a descent of Edo State.
On Tuesday, November 18, 2014, a neighbour, Busola Adewunmi, disclosed to Punch that the couple had only recently relocated to the area adding that the couple had barely spent five days in their single room apartment when tragedy struck at about 2am on Wednesday, November 12, 2014.
The source described them as gentle and respectful tenants, although the man was a smoker whereas his wife was quick tempered.
Narrating the incident, she said, “They packed into this house penultimate Saturday morning, around 5am, and the incident happened on Wednesday morning.
“On Tuesday, the wife had asked someone to lend her N1,000 pending when her husband would come back from his mother’s place where he had gone to.
“The man arrived and even bought vegetables and other food stuffs for his family. In the evening, he came out and also washed the pots they used to cook that day.
“It was around 2am that things went sore. I learnt she said he was the first to use a hanger to hit her before she also stabbed him in the chest.”
It was learnt that the man died shortly after the attack from his wife although she called out for help from neighbours who alerted police officials from the Owutu Police Division.
Another resident, who pleaded anonymity said, “She had become remorseful by then. When the police picked the wrong knife as exhibit, she told them she used a stainless knife in killing her husband, which she also fetched for them. It was said that she wanted to take part of the money the husband brought from her mother to offset the money she borrowed, but he declined.
“She never denied killing him. But she said he was the first to attack her and she only wanted to scare him with the knife.”
The deceased’s corpse had been taken to the mortuary, while his wifet was detained at the Owutu Police Station.
According to police source , there has been a silent quarrel between the duo before the incident.
The source said, “No one can tell what exactly caused this one. The woman, however, said her grouse with Jude was that he always gave her the impression he did her a favour by letting her have his child.
“She said she was holding the knife that night to scare him and did not know when he rushed at her and the knife entered his chest.”
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, said, “At about 1.15am on November 13, one Jude Igbinedor was stabbed on the chest by his wife, Folashade Shodiya. The victim died on the spot, while his corpse has been taken to the Ikorodu General Hospital morgue for autopsy.”
The case had been transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation, according to Nwosu.