In his wildest imagination, he would not have imagined his death will come by the hands of the woman he made his wife – the mother of his children. He was trained to handle weapons, defend his country against external attacks and kill enemy combatants in battle but he was never trained in the act of deciphering the heart of a woman. That was his nemesis.
Sergeant Kayode, a soldier attached to the Supply and Transport Unit of the 22 Armourd Brigade, Sobi Barracks, Ilorin, has died of his injuries after allegedly been bathed in his sleep with acid by his wife.
The deceased who hails from Iloffa, in Oke-Ero Local Government Area of Kwara State, died at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) where he was rushed to after the attack last Sunday. He was in his early 40s.
Information gathered revealed that neighbours at Block 55 Centre, Sobi Barrack where the deceased lived were attracted to his room at about 10pm, by the loud scream of the deceased.
The source added that the deceased was bathed with the substance suspected to be acid from the head down as a result of which he was burnt all over the body.
The wife (name withheld), who hails from Kaduna, Kaduna State and has two children (male and female) with the deceased, is being detained by the Military Police, Sobi Barrack in Ilorin who is investigating the incident.
Sources close to the deceased’s family disclosed that the marriage was akin to putting a cat and a dog in the same room – they were always engaged in violent brawls.
Barely three weeks ago, the sergeant was said to have been treated at the Medical Research Centre (MC), Sobi Barracks in Ilorin, for food poisoning, also allegedly by his wife.
As a result of the troubled marriage, the deceased’s father, a retired major was said to have advised his son to divorce the woman.