A mother of two has allegedly stabbed her 35-year-old husband, identified as Patrick, to death in Akure, Ondo State during a fight, and has fled with her children.
Detectives from the criminal Investigation Division of the state Police Command are presently looking for the 16-year-old identified as Ebere Ogu.
The crime was said to have been committed last Thursday at their number 70 Ijapo extension residence in Akure at 5a.m.
Patrick, a native of Imo State was a staff of Owena River Basin Authority, Alagbaka, Akure.
A co-tenant, who gave his name as Kelechi, said: “Ebere and Patrick frequently engage in fights but on Thursday, October 17, at 5a.m., the couple began to fight.
“Most times they engage in such fights, I go there to settle it. But on this fateful morning, when I got into their room I saw Ebere holding a knife against her husband so I pleaded with her to drop the knife and pleaded with Patrick not to beat his wife.
“At the first attempt I succeeded in separating them. So Ebere dropped the knife. But as soon as Patrick saw that his wife had dropped the knife, he seized the opportunity to pounce on her and gave her another beating.
“I told Patrick to stop, but I noticed that when he tried to move away he slumped and that was when I screamed for help and called other members of the house.
“When we entered the apartment we realised that Patrick was already on the floor. So people began to urge Ebere to lift her husband up. She eventually did and we saw that the father of two was already bleeding.
“We were all shocked and most of the people took to their heels. Ebere escaped with her two kids to an unknown destination.”
Confirming the incident, State Police Public Relations Officer, Wole Ogodo said: “One Mr. Tuyi, who is the landlord of the house the couple lived in, reported the incident to the Police Station on Thursday 17, at 6.45a.m.
Ogodo said that policemen are searching for the suspected killer, while the corpse of the deceased had been deposited at the Akure State Specialist Hospital morgue for autopsy.