Damilola Ayeni, a 23-year-old housewife, has been arrested by the police in Lagos for allegedly stabbing her 30 year old husband, Olumide Ayeni, to death at their residence on Bamgbose Street, Lagos Island.
The incident occurred on Friday around 11:25pm at 8 Bamgbose Street near Tinubu on Lagos Island.
The late Ayeni before his death worked at the Pharmacy Fee Paying Section of the Lagos Island General Hospital.
He had two girls from two women before marrying Damilola, who gave birth to a child on May 7, which was Ayeni’s birthday.
Damilola was said to have caught her husband with another woman at a party.
The Nation learnt that she called him on phone but he reportedly ignored her call. She was said to have gone to report him to his mother.
Ayeni’s mother, The Nation gathered, had settled the couple’s quarrel a number of times. But on this occasion, she reportedly spurned Damilola “over her incessant display of jealousy.”
The act, it was said, aggravated Damilola’s anger and she confronted her husband when he returned home, picked a knife and stabbed her husband in the chest and other parts of the body during an argument.
Ayeni was rushed to Lagos Island General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The late Ayeni’s Facebook account showed that he married Damilola on February 15.
An eyewitness said Damilola, on hearing that her husband was dead, blamed the devil for her action.
“They just christened their new baby not quite long. What could have led Damilola to such a callous act is something I cannot fathom. Though, we all know that she is a jealous woman,” he said.
A friend who craved anonymity, described the late Ayeni as a Pharmacy Attendant at the hospital.
“He was stabbed twice – in the chest and upper part of the chest. He went to a party and his jealous wife sneaked to that party to check on him. This is not the first time his wife will fight him.
She had at once threatened him with a knife before their neighbour intervened.
The woman should be around 23 years old. Ayeni had two girls from separate women before settling down with Damilola, who had a child for him on May 7. It was unfortunate that my friend is dead,” he said.
Police spokesman Chike Oti, a Chief Superintendent (CSP) told The Nation that the matter was reported at the Lion Building Police Station around 1:15am on Saturday.
He said Damilola had been arrested.
Ayeni’s body, Oti said, has been deposited at the Lagos Island General Hospital morgue for autopsy.