By Eric Elezuo
The country was still recovering from the news of the murder of one Alizee and her four years daughter, Petra, by their Danish husband and father when the news filtered in about the murder or rather slaughter of a man by his wife.
The trend of wives killing their spouses has become a common menu in the dailies of recent with the sequence scarier than the previous.
Below is the story of the three most recent murders:
May 3, 2018, one Udeme Odibi, a lawyer, brutally stabbed her husband to death, and severed his genitals, which she placed in his right hand at Diamond Estate, Sango-Tedo area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.
CSP Effiong Asuquo, the Officer in Charge of Legal Department of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department Panti (SCIID), alleged that the accused had stabbed her husband, Otike Udeme, with a knife, spilling his intestines before proceeding to cut off his genitals.
He also said that the accused tried to commit suicide by inflicting injuries on herself before she was rescued and rushed to the hospital.
On November 19, 2017, Bilyami Muhammed Bello, the son of former PDP chairman, Bello Haliru Mohammed, was stabbed to death by his wife, Maryam Sanda, the daughter of embattled former Aso Savings boss, Hajia Maimuna Aliyu. Bilyaminu was previously married to another woman, who he divorced to be with Maryam Sanda.
On February 2, 2016, a Nigerian lawyer, Mrs. Yewande Oyediran stabbed her husband, Mr. Lowo Oyediran Ajanaku to death in their matrimonial home was arraigned today before Ibadan Chief Magistrate Court, Iyaganku.
The prosecuting police officer, Inspector Amos Adewale, preferred one-count charge of murder against the suspect.
She pleaded not guilty.
The charge against Yewande was that on February 2, 2016 at about 06:10am at No 30 Abidi Odan Akobo area, Ibadan in the Ibadan Magisterial District she did unlawfully cause the death of one Oyelowo Oyediran Ajanaku, 38, by stabbing him with a knife on the neck, which later resulted in his death.
As at date, no genuine conviction has been derived in all these matters except for a paltry seven years jail tem handed over to Yetunde Oyediran.