A crowd besieged Araromi Street in Oshodi area of Lagos State on Friday after a 49-year-old man, Jafaru Sougie, allegedly killed his wife of 26 years.The suspect was said to have poisoned himself thereafter and was vomiting in the bathroom when one of their children, Richmond, woke up. Jafaru had reportedly slit the wife’s throat with a knife around 2am but she was discovered dead at 4am by Richmond and his aunt who raised the alarm.
The Edo State indigene was reportedly rescued from a mob by policemen from the Akinpelu division and was rushed to a hospital while the wife’s corpse was deposited in a morgue. Forty-six-year-old Roselin sold frozen foods in the Ijora area and was said to be the breadwinner of the family as the killer husband was jobless.
Jafaru had serially assaulted Roseline on the grounds of being unfaithful. Apart from the infidelity allegation, he reportedly beat the mother of five children for collecting gifts from her relatives for the upkeep of the family.
Richmond, 16, said that he could not explain what came over his father to have committed the act, saying he started behaving strangely afterwards.