Man Slits Wife’s Throat Over Alleged Cheating in Lagos | Attempts Suicide

A jobless 49-year-old man in Araromi Street in the Oshodi area of Lagos identified as Jafaru Sougie, allegedly killed his wife on Friday after 26 years of marriage blessed with 5 children. He had reportedly slit the deceased’s throat with a knife around 2 am and poisoned himself afterwards in a failed suicide attempt.

%f=”http://punchng.com/man-slits-wifes-throat-alleged-infidelity-poisons-self/” target=”_blank”>Punch, he was vomiting in the bathroom when one of his children with the deceased, Richmond, woke up. Richmond and his aunt later discovered the deceased’s body at 4 am and raised the alarm.

Jafaru was said to have been subsequently rescued from a mob by policemen from the Akinpelu division and was rushed to a hospital while his wife’s corpse was deposited in a morgue.

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The deceased, Roselin, 46, said to be the breadwinner of the family, sold frozen foods in the Ijora area of Lagos. She had reportedly endured series of assaults from her jobless husband over alleged cheating and habit of collecting gifts from her relatives for the family’s upkeep.

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Reliving the unfortunate incident, their son, Richmond, 16, told the media,

“My three siblings, our aunt and I slept in the living room while dad and mum were inside. Around 4am, dad called me from the bathroom. I went to meet him but he did not say anything. I went outside to urinate and when I came back, I checked the bathroom and saw him lying down, vomiting some black substance and excreting on his body. I think he poisoned himself. I told my aunt to wake mum up to attend to him. But she didn’t wake up.

I shone a flashlight on her and saw blood on the bed with a wide cut in her neck. I fainted when we discovered she was dead. We later asked dad how it happened, he said somebody entered and did it whereas the compound gate is always locked in the night.

It was mum that took care of us. She was the one sponsoring my elder brother, Collins, who just gained admission into a university in Abia State. I don’t know our fate now.

The landlord of our former rented house on Michael Street sent us out because dad always quarrelled with mum. We were also sent away from Banjoko Street for the same reason.”

His aunt, Veronica Imomoh, added,

“Our family had warned him to stop beating her. He didn’t have any work and she was the one feeding him and paying the rent. Anytime she collected gifts from her relatives, he quarrelled with her. He would accuse her of sleeping with men and beat her up. There was a time he took her to our village in Edo State to swear whether she was cheating on him or not and she did.

Yesterday (Thursday) he demanded N10,000 from the wife, saying he wanted to travel. She was trying to raise the money from her friends. But I don’t know whether that was the immediate cause of the incident.”

The deceased elder  sister,  Mrs. Kate Yakubu, said she had wanted to divorce her husband two years ago but they appealed that she shouldn’t. She said,

“They fought two years ago because he wanted her to stop selling the frozen foods. During the argument, he held her in the neck and removed strands of hair from her head with his teeth. She left the house for a week to live with his brother in Masasa. She wanted to quit the marriage but we begged her not to because of the children. There was a time he said he smelt sperm in her pants after she returned from Seme where she normally bought goods.”

A neighbour, Simeon Nnoron, claimed Jafaru shunned his several pleas to stop abusing his wife, adding that he suspected he was on drugs and wanted to use his late wife for rituals.

The suspect is currently in police custody as investigations continue.

Meanwhile, the deputy spokesperson, Lagos State Police Command, DSP Damasus Ozoani, has revealed the suspect was suspected to be under the influence of drugs.

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