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Woman Who Stabbed Her Husband To Death Claims She Did It Because Of Domestic Abuse

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A 27-year-old woman, Folashade Shodiya, from Abeokuta, Ogun State who stabbed her husband to death sometime in 2014 had opened up this week on reasons behind her action.

Shodiya claimed she committed the heinous act due to the level of domestic abuse and assault she suffered in the deceased hands.

A report by Punch stated that Shodiya, a clothes’ seller, was living with her 39-year-old husband, Jude Igbedion, at Balogun Street, Owutu, in the Ikorodu area of Lagos before the incident.

Shodiya went further to disclose that the beatings she received from her late husband prompted her to think of killing herself.

She claimed she took a poison at some point but surprisingly survived after neighbours came to her rescue.

She said, “I had dated my husband for about seven years now. The only child I have for him, named Amanda, will be a year-old this January 2015.

“In 2009, we started living together, but we were not legally married. He had a habit of beating me over trivial issues. Sometimes, he would send me out of the house, and I would pack to my father’s place in Abeokuta.

“Two or three days later, he would show up and started begging them to release me. Around November 2014, he started a fresh round of beating. On November 11, I wanted to take my life because of the maltreatment I suffered. I took poison and expected to die, but neighbours came to my rescue and I eventually did not.

“While beating me, he usually told me that the reason he married me was to give him children and nothing more.”

Shodiya added that on November 13, when the murder incident occurred, she had taken their kitchen knife to defend herself, “only for my husband’s chest to hit the knife”.

She said, “At about 9am, there was a quarrel, during which he grabbed a baby hangar and began to beat me. I ran to our kitchen and picked a knife to scare him. I stood at the door with the knife. As he opened the door, his chest met the object; he fell and started to bleed.

“I did not deliberately kill my husband. That was why I did not run away. Instead, I called my neighbours for help, and we tried to rush him to a hospital, but he died on the way.”

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, had confirmed the incident, adding that the case had also been transferred to the State Criminal Investigations Department for further investigation.

Meanwhile, the victim would be charged to court in no time according to a police source since they had already concluded investigations.

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