Domestic Violence: Court Jails Housewife For Killing Husband

A housewife, Mrs Damilola Ayeni, who stabbed her husband, Olumide, to death in Lagos, during a domestic brawl, has been remanded in police custody.
TheElite Times gathered that her husband, who she stabbed with a kitchen knife on the left side of the chest, bled profusely and died at the Lagos Island General Hospital. The embattled Damilola said that she did not set out to kill him but lost control due to anger and eventually murdered him. It was reported that the incident happened at Bamgbose Street, Lagos Island, where she was arrested and taken to SCIID Panti, Yaba, Lagos and charged for murder. Mrs Damilola said that she had not come to terms with what really happened on that day and wished it never happened. She recalled that their two years marriage, with two children, was characterized with crises on suspicions of infidelity and mistrust, which resulted to constant quarrelling and fighting that eventually led to her husband’s death. She has been charged before the Ebute Metta Magistrate’s court and arraigned for murder. The prosecutor, Inspector Mana Dauda, informed the court that it was a case of domestic violence that led to the death of the victim. The magistrate, Mrs AO Ajibade, did not take her plea and denied her bail. The court directed the prosecutor to duplicate the file and send to DPP for advice. It was gathered that Damilola may be tried at the High Court if the DPP finds her culpable and recommends her for murder trial. If she is found guilty, she may spend the rest of her life in prison. The late Olumide hailed from Ondo State and was a staff of Lagos Island Hospital where he died. He was 36 years while the embattled wife was 23 years when the incident happened.

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