The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a housewife over an allegation bordering on stabbing of her husband to death.
The housewife, Oyinyechi Akume, was said to have stabbed her husband to death over a lottery game, otherwise called ‘Baba Ijebu”.
The incident, which happened at 83, Ejigbo-Idimu Road, a suburb of Lagos, has thrown the entire area into confusion.
The suspect, Oyinyechi, who hails from Akwa in Anambra State, it was gathered, was three months pregnant at the time of the ugly incident.
Speaking with WESTERN POST, the suspect said: “Before the incident, there was no quarrel between us, but on that fateful day I just discovered his countenance was not okay as he squeezed his face. When I asked him what the matter was, he explained that he lost a reasonable amount of money to the lottery, which he played.
“And despite several entreaties to him to forget the issue, he refused as he continued to pick quarrel with me in the house.
“In response, I scolded him that the money would have been used for some other reasonable things in the house instead of lavishing it on Baba Ijebu.
“While I jokingly told him that instead of him to win the lottery, the lottery won him. As a result of his uncontrollable annoyance, he punched me with a heavy blow and beat me mercilessly and in my effort to defend myself, the knife, which I was using to prepare Okro at the time mistakenly stabbed him on the chest”.
Oyinyecho, who is currently cooling off her heels at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba, Lagos, told WP that since the incident occurred, she had not been herself and could not easily figure out what happened to her.
Blaming the gory incident on the lottery, which her husband played, she explained that if her late husband had not gone to play the lottery game, the ugly scene would not have happened.
Meanwhile, her late husband said to be the first son in a family of six, according to information, was a business man who was legally married to his wife.
Police authorities in Lagos said the corpse of the deceased had been deposited at the morgue while investigation of the case is in progress.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the state CID, Panti, Yaba, Gbenga Adeyanju, confirmed the arrest of the suspect but refused to give further details on the matter.