A 25-year-old man, Sohnan Sunday, of Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State, has confessed to killing his wife’s lover, one Garba Vondung, who he said impregnated his wife twice and aborted both pregnancies.
When the suspect was paraded by the Plateau State Police command in Jos for culpable homicide yesterday, he said he killed Vondung in self-defense when he met the deceased and his wife, Chanchit Sohnan “making love in her room.”
Narrating the incident, Sunday said: “I have three children with my wife, but she was going out with Garba. I asked him to stay away from my wife but he refused. To my knowledge, she had aborted twice for him.
‘Family supported her’
“I reported the illicit affair to my wife’s family, but they told me I should understand that she is an orphan who needed assistance. My wife left me since May last year to her father’s house, but I was going there to see her.
“One day in December last year, I went to the house to beg her to return to my house and I met my wife and her lover making love. Immediately they saw me, the man stood up and took a knife in the room but I overpowered him, collected the knife and stabbed him.
“When my wife saw him bleeding, she raised alarm and neighbours came with sticks and started beating me. I managed to run away and reported the matter at the Police Station in Langtang, but they referred me to Wase where I was arrested.”
Paraded alongside Sohnan by the State Commissioner of Police, Adekunle Oladunjoye, were one Ishaya Mafwahai of Mbar village in Bokkos Local Government Area, who allegedly poisoned his four years old son; and 21-year-old Salome Samuel of Shonong village in Riyom Local Government, who threw her new born baby through a window.
While Mafwahai said he was “hypnotized,” Salome said she did not kill her baby but gave birth to a dead child and had to dispose of the corpse in that manner.