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Woman attacks husband with cutlass over move to marry another wife

By Evelyn Usman,

LAGOS—Olowakemi Etu, a mother of three, hacked her husband with a cutlass, while he was sleeping in their Erinlu abode in Ijebu-Ode area of Ogun State, out of jealousy over his relationship with another woman.

womanEtu, who is in custody at Obalende Police Division in Ijebu-Ode, said during interrogation that she bought the cutlass two weeks earlier, waiting for the appropriate time to use it.

It was gathered that her husband, Kehinde Etu, had been in a relationship with a woman and had also been staying away from home.

Family sources revealed that Kemi, as she is popularly called, confronted her husband on the matter. He owned up, informing her of his decision to marry the woman.

It was learned that she lured her husband to their house located at 19, Tunwase Drive, Erinlu, last Saturday and prepared his best meal. Kehinde was said to have eaten the meal, made love with his wife and later slept off.

That was when she reportedly brought out the machete and hacked him until he became unconscious.

Children raise alarm

Their children were said to have raised the alarm that alerted neighbours, who rushed the dying man to the hospital, where he regained consciousness eight hours later.

Some neighbours held her hostage until the arrival of policemen.

Blaming her action on jealousy, the suspect, who initially did not show any sign of remorse, said: “My husband had the guts to inform me that he wanted to marry another woman after all I went through with him.

“I bore five children for him, but two died. My first child is 12 years old. I did what I did because I could not stand losing him to another woman.”

The suspect, according to the spokesperson for the Ogun State Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, would be charged to court today.


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