The tragic incident occurred at their No 8 Araromi Street, Egbeda residence.
The ugly development is coming barely one month after Lekan Shonde allegedly killed his wife in Egbeda area of the state.
According to the sister in-in-law who simply identified herself as Vero, the suspect after committing the crime started manifesting strange characters when they became aware of the incident, The Nation reports.
Vero said, “We were sleeping when my sister’s husband came out to wake the first son to go and urinate. This was about 4am. When the boy went in to wake the mother, he saw that she was not responding. He shook her vigorously and got no response and quickly ran to call me. When I got there, I also shook her with the aim of waking her but got no response. Touching her legs, I observed that it was very cold. I shuddered and quickly removed that cloth on her face.
‘It was then that I saw that the husband had used a knife to slash her neck. He cut the vein that holds the neck and the head. She was in a pool of her own blood. Goose pimples overwhelmed me and the children. They were traumatized as they saw the lifeless body of the mother drenched with blood.
“When we were doing all these, the husband sat on the floor vomiting black things and defecating right there. Thereafter, I raised the alarm and neighbours came to apprehend him. The police was later invited to whisk him away.”
Asked if the couple used to quarrel before the murder, Vero said: “They used to quarrel a lot. The husband was always beating her. We severally told her to leave the house for him but she declined, preferring to endure for the sake of her children. It was her resolve to endure that eventually caused her, her life. She gave birth to five children for him. They are both from Auchi, in Edo State. My sister was a petty trader but the husband doesn’t have any known job. As far as I know, he is jobless. It was my sister that was responsible for providing for the needs of the family. ”
Another eyewitness said the husband is known to be very arrogant and temperamental.
“The man was very aggressive all through Wednesday and good part of Thursday. He was smoking and feverishly puffing the smoke of the cigarette into the air. He kept throwing away every chair and table that he saw on the way and also quarrelling with everybody that saw. We never knew that he was preparing the ground for the dastardly act he wanted to carry out.
“The wife sells frozen food at Ijora. We were outside when she returned from her business place Thursday. She was looking very tired and sick. When we asked her what the matter was, she said she wasn’t feeling healthy. When we told her to take some days off and rest, she said it would not be possible immediately because she needed to hustle to get money to pay her children’s school fees. She said she would take time to rest after paying the school fees. She had earlier paid the rent. Unfortunately, the rest will end up becoming an eternal one,” the source said.
Another trader said: “The deceased was a gentle person. She was always going out early and coming back late in the night. We are all aware that she was the breadwinner of the family because the husband was always idle. I have serious concern about the future of the children. Before they were taking away by the deceased’s family, they were seriously hungry. They had to go and borrow matches to lit the stove to make something for them to eat.”