A woman, Folashade Sodiya, 27, killed her husband, Jude Igbinedor, 39, around 2am after heated argument over money. The ugly incident which started as a mild argument over money turned tragic between a couple in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State after the wife stabbed her husband to death. It happened last Wednesday at TK Balogun Street, Igbo Olomu, Ishawo. They were said to have been in a seven-year relationship, though the union had not been consented to by the parents.
A neighbour, Busola Adewunmi, explained that the couple had only recently relocated to the area. She said:
“They packed into this house penultimate Saturday morning, around 5am, and the incident happened on Wednesday morning. On Tuesday, the wife had asked someone to lend her N1,000 pending when her husband would come back from his mother’s place where he had gone to.
“The man arrived and even bought vegetables and other food stuffs for his family. In the evening, he came out and also washed the pots they used to cook that day. It was around 2am that things went sore. I learnt she said he was the first to use a hanger to hit her before she also stabbed him in the chest.”
Another resident who declined identification, said:
“She had become remorseful by then. When the police picked the wrong knife as exhibit, she told them she used a stainless knife in killing her husband, which she also fetched for them.
It was said that she wanted to take part of the money the husband brought from her mother to offset the money she borrowed, but he declined. She never denied killing him. But she said he was the first to attack her and she only wanted to scare him with the knife.”
The Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, however, confirmed the incident. He added that the case had been transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation.
“At about 1.15am on November 13, one Jude Igbinedor was stabbed on the chest by his wife, Folashade Shodiya. The victim died on the spot, while his corpse has been taken to the Ikorodu General Hospital morgue for autopsy.”