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30-year-old stabs wife to death during argument

By Ayodele Popoola


The Ondo State Police command has arrested a 30-year-old man, Fatai Abdullahi, for stabbing his wife, Morenike Olayode, to death with scissors.

Abdullah was said to have subdued his wife by stabbing her many times with scissors on her neck and stomach, following a heated argument that ensued between them.

The suspect was apprehended following the report by the neighbour to the police.

The State Commissioner of Police, Abayomi Oladapo, disclosed this while addressing newsmen at the state police headquarters.

He said the suspect and the victim quarreled for checking on her child from her former marriage.

According to the police boss: “on March 27, 2024, a case of murder was reported against one Abdullahi Fatai, aged 30, who was suspected to have killed his wife.

“The complainant stated that she left the deceased and her husband at home on March 16, 2024, for church at the early hours of the day and returned late on the same date, only for the husband to announce the death of his wife.

“The suspect, after killing the deceased took pictures of the body and locked the corpse in the house till late night before raising an alarm.

“Further investigations revealed that the deceased was physically challenged. She was severely injured on her stomach and neck.

“Also, a pair of scissors with blood stain suspected to have been used to perpetrate the act was recovered from the scene of the incident.

The CP said the suspect is in custody, and would soon be arraigned in court.

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