A jealous husband has allegedly murdered his wife and then attempted suicide.
45-year-old Adeniyi Jose, from Akure, Ondo State, reportedly strangled his wife-of-eight years, Chioma Gloria Ibeh, 39, from Imo state, over allegations of infidelity.
The couple have been married since 2014 and have a son together.
The unfortunate incident occurred in Suleja, Niger State on Monday, August 8, 2022.
According to sources, Adeniyi used a rope to strangle his wife and thereafter tried to end it all by consuming a poisonous substance.
The unconscious bodies of the couple were found by the wife’s sister, Brenda Ibeh, who visited the couple and didn’t get an answer when she knocked.
She peeped through the kitchen window and found her sister’s body with bruises all over, a pillow on her face, and a rope circling her body.
She invited the police and when they gained entrance into the house, they found Chioma had died and the husband still breathing. Adeniyi was rushed to Suleja General Hospital, where he’s said to be receiving treatment.
A source who is familiar with the incident said the husband was a jealous man and frequently fought his wife if he suspected she was getting undue attention from men. He reportedly disliked seeing her talking with or discussing with any man.
The source told reporters:
“We have observed their frequent fight and argument for a long time because he is a jealous man and he doesn’t always want to see her talking with or discussing with any man. On Monday, not long after they had another fight, we noticed everywhere went quiet with no movement in the house.
“Chioma’s sister came around but nobody answered the door. She checked their window through the kitchen and found her sister lying down lifeless with bruises on her body and pillow on her face.
“The police were invited and they found her dead while her husband was unconscious with a bottle of poisonous substance close to him. He was rushed to the hospital and he is said to be recuperating. They have been married for six years and have a son together.”
According to the sister of the deceased, this is not the first time Adeniyi is making an attempt on his wife’s life.
Brenda said Adeniyi had no job and her sister was the breadwinner. She narrated:
“He is jobless while my sister is the one feeding him and taking care of their 9-year-old child. My Sister works at the registers department of the General Hospital, Suleja Niger state.
“Adeniyi first attempted to kill my sister in the first week of April when my sister returned from fixing our dad’s house in the village. My dad was with Road Safety and his pension money was used to fix his house
“We agreed that she should play that role because she was a graduate. He called her and disturbed her so much that she had to run back and when she did, that same night, he almost killed her with a sharp knife he had bought and drank SNIPER.
“The case was reported to the police at Suleja and nothing was done about it”.