Olanshile Nasirudeen, a 47-year-old woman, has been arrested by the Ogun Police Command for allegedly stabbing her husband, Jimoh Nasirudeen, to death.
It was learnt that Olanshile, who is the fourth wife, allegedly stabbed Nasirudeen to death in the Ijebu-Ode area of the state on Wednesday for reportedly impregnating his lover.
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the command’s Public Relations Officer, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.
According to Oyeyemi, the suspect, who worked in the same abattoir with her husband, stabbed the deceased in the leg.
The statement partly read: “She started questioning the woman about her audacity to get pregnant for her husband.
“This led to a hot argument between her and the deceased, as a result of which the suspect picked a knife and stabbed the deceased at the back joint of his left leg, thereby cutting one of his veins.
“He was quickly rushed to a nearby hospital for first aid, and later transferred to the Ijebu-Ode General Hospital, where he eventually gave up the ghost while receiving treatment due to excessive bleeding.
“Upon a distress call, the Obalende DPO, SP Murphy Salami, led his men to the scene, but the suspect had taken to flight before their arrival.
“She was subsequently traced and arrested in her hideout at the Mobalufon area of Ijebu-Ode.
“On interrogation, the suspect, who happened to be the fourth wife of the deceased, claimed that it was her husband who first slapped her simply because she asked his new wife her mission at her market stand.
“The corpse of the deceased has been released to the family for burial in accordance with Islamic rites after autopsy was conducted.”