An auxiliary nurse and mother of two, Mrs. Folashade Idoko, has been accused of stabbing her 42-year-old husband, Lawrence Idoko to death in Lagos.
Idoko, a pipeline engineer with Greater Inspection and Industrial Services at Sango-Otta was stabbed to death by his wife at their residence at 20, Kosoko Street, Ayetoro, Oto-Awori local government area of the state.
The deceased’s landlord, who is the Balogun of Ayetoro, Chief Gani Akanni, alleged that the nurse’s action was triggered by jealousy, the Nation reports.
The 42-year-old was said to have suffered years of domestic violence from his wife but kept quiet.
Mrs Idoko, who was arrested by the police from Ijaniki shortly after she was arrested, claimed that the knife fell on her husband by accident.
According to Akanni, “There was a time I took the woman to the police station because she vandalised my property after I locked up the tenants’ rooms for defaulting in payment of Lagos Waste Management Agency (LAWMA) bills.
“She went ahead to break the door. It was unfortunate because the husband is such a quiet and peaceful man.”
The report also quoted Idoko’s aunt as saying, “It was unfortunate that spousal abuse is still prevalent and that it continues to take a toll on partners, either male or female.
“My nephew, like many men and women who die daily in violent relationships, would have been alive had they fled such deadly arrangements in the name of marriage.
“We, the family, will ensure that justice is done. This is another young and promising life deliberately cut short and this wickedness will not go unpunished.
“We would have intervened one way or the other but he hid the entire violent scenario from us. Persons suffering domestic violence should always call out for help. It was indeed a big tragedy for us.”