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Man slits wife’s throat in Lagos over alleged infidelity (Graphic pic)

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A man has slit the throat of his wife
and mother of five in Oshodi,Lagos. The suspect, Sogei Jafairu, who hails from Etsako Central Local Government Area of Edo state, was suspected to have committed the act for ritual purpose. He was said to have returned home Thursday evening, after spending one week outside. His unsuspecting wife, Rosslyn, who was a trader at Ijora market, prepared food for members of the family . But the food was alleged to
have been poisoned by her husband, who also ate with her.
At about 1am, Jafaru was said to have been seen pacing around his one room and parlour apartment. He was said to have also been sighted licking some black substance suspected to be
concoction to neutralise the poisoned food he ate with his wife.
Thereafter, he allegedly slit his wife’s throat with a knife, while she was sleeping. Saturday Vanguard gathered that he attempted to stuff the lifeless body inside a container when he suddenly started vomiting. One of their
children, Richmond Sogei (16) narrated the incident when Vanguard visited. He said
“My daddy and mummy never ate
together since I grew up knowing
them as my parents. We only saw
them eating together for the very
first time yesterday
(Thursday) .Mummy came back
from the market with some drinks
she said we would use to celebrate
Children’s Day today (yesterday)
“We were surprised when we saw
them eating beans and garri from
same plate but concluded that it
could be as a result of my kid
sister’s birthday that was
celebrated same day.
We all went to bed without any
thought of the unexpected. But at
3am my daddy woke me up and
instructed me to go and meet my
mum in the bedroom. I left the
sitting room where I slept with
my aunt and three siblings. As I
was going to urinate, I saw daddy
vomiting in the bathroom. I went
outside to urinate and when I
came back, I saw him lying down
in the bathroom. When I flashed
the torchlight, I noticed that he
was vomiting some black
substance.
He also excreted on himself. Out
of fear, I rushed to wake my aunt
up to assist daddy. I also told her
to wake mummy up to come and
help daddy but she said that
mummy was not responding.
When I went inside and flashed
my torchlight at her, I saw that
the bed she laid on was socked
with blood. On closer observation,
I discovered a deep cut on her
throat and passed out.
“Daddy initially said somebody
broke into the room and killed
mummy but we discovered that
the gate was locked. Later he said
I was the one that killed my
mummy. How can I kill a mother
that has been playing the role of a
father to us?.
She was even sponsoring my elder
brother, Collins who just gained
admission into the University. She
was the bread winner. Twice, we
have been sent packing by our
landlords at Michael and Banjoko
streets because daddy could not
pay the rent. Why would anyone
think of killing such person? “, he
asked, crying.
Vanguard also gathered that the suspect had been beating the deceased before the incident occurred. On one of the occasions, she had threatened to quit the marriage. A relative of the
deceased, Feronica Imomoh, revealed that the suspect accused his wife of infidelity. She said:
“Our family had warned him to
stop beating my sister . He does
not have any job, she was the one
feeding him and paying the rent.
Anytime she collected gifts from
her relatives, he would quarrel
with her, accusing her of sleeping
with men. There was a time he
took her to our village in Edo
State to swear before a shrine that
she was not cheating on him. Just
yesterday (Thursday) he
demanded N10, 000 from her. She
promised to raise the money by
borrowing from her friends”.
Jafaru who attempted to escape was apprehended by sympathisers until the arrival of policemen from Akinpelu who whisked him away and removed the corpse. Meanwhile, all apartments and
shops at the two storey building located were under lock and key, as their occupants have fled, for fear of being arrested by the police. When contacted,
Deputy Spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, Mr. Chukwuma Ozoani, a Deputy Superintendent of Police said that the suspect had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation.
He said:”It was a murder case
and the husband was suspected to
be under the influence of drug.
The case has been transferred to
the SCID and investigation has
commenced.”

VANGUARD

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