If a man mistakenly marry an adulterous wife, she will either destroy you or destroy herself. A 32yrs old businessman, Ezekiel Igbokwe, has been arrested by Ogun State Police Command for allegedly killing his wife’s boyfriend, Victor Olatundun.
Igbokwe was said to have killed the boyfriend, Olatundun after he caught him having s*x with his wife at their matrimonial home.
The suspect allegedly committed the offence at about 12am at Peace Lodge on Itura Street, Awa Ijebu in Ijebu-North area of Ogun State. What led to this mess?
The man, who committed the crime on Wednesday, July 27, was arrested by police the following day.
Mr. Igbokwe and his 28-year-old wife were paraded at the Ogun State Police Command headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, yesterday.
Igbokwe, a businessman, explained that he had returned from his trip to Onitsha and met Victor live on top of his wife, right on their matrimonial bed. He said out of anger he picked a machete in the toilet and cut the victim in the neck and hand.
Victor Olatundun reportedly died on the way to the hospital.
The words of Igbokwe: “I travelled to Onitsha on July 25, and when I came back on July 27, I met a man inside my room making love to my wife. Then we started fighting. The man was stronger than me. When I saw he could overpower me, I got a cutlass in my toilet and dealt him blows in the hand and neck. On the way to the hospital, the fuel in the car finished and he died.”
Igbokwe said he committed the crime due to anger, adding that he never meant to kill anyone.
He said he had never met Olatundun before, saying he also never suspected that his wife was having an extra-marital affair with anyone until that day.
Igbokwe's wife, Juliet, has three children aged nine, seven and five for him.
Juliet, who sobbed intermittently, claimed that her lover had been pressurising her for a relationship for some time. She said that she had always told him she was married, but the victim never gave up until he ended up at their matrimonial home on that night.
Juliet, who deals in snuff, said Victor Olatunde is her supplier and that he pestered her for six months before she finally gave in.
She claimed that she suspected the deceased used a charm on her, as she could not explain how it all happened.
Her words: “He had been disturbing me that he wanted to marry me, but I said I was married. On the day of the incident, I really can’t say if he used a charm on me. All I know is that he called me that he wanted to see me and I told him not to come; he knew my house and when he came, I didn’t know what happened.
“He used to come and deliver snuff to me in the house. On the day of the incident, he told me he was coming from somewhere and that it was already late. He wanted to sleep in our place till the next day. He didn’t know that my husband was away. He tried to sleep with me, but later he didn’t.”
Juliet, who said she got married to her husband in 2005, said her husband was not taking good care of her and the children. The husband denied his wife's claim.