A 30-year-old housewife, Cynthia Olukiowu, has allegedly killed Habeeb Aremu, a 18-year-old nephew of her husband, by stabbing him to death, following a minor disagreement over broken mirror.
The suspected housewife, who lives at No 2, Apogidonoyo Street, Jafa, Agbado, was arrested penultimate Saturday by men of the Ogun State Command.
The offence and subsequent arrest of the housewife were contained in a release, AZ:5310/OGS/PRO/VOL.7/74/06/02/2022, issued by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi.
According to the release, the suspected killer-housewife was arrested following a distress call to the Agbado Divisional Headquarters that a boy has been stabbed on the neck by his uncle’s wife, following a misunderstanding over a mirror glass, allegedly broken by the deceased.
The suspect was said to have accused the deceased nephew of her husband of breaking the mirror and, in the process, a disagreement ensued which led her to using a kitchen knife to stab him on the neck.
“It was the allegation that led to disagreement between the deceased and his uncle’s wife, subsequent upon which the suspect took a kitchen knife and used it to stab the deceased on his neck.
“Upon the distress call, the DPO Agbado Division, CSP Kehinde Kuranga, quickly led his men to the scene, where the suspect was promptly arrested and the victim, who was in the pool of his own blood, was rushed to hospital.
“He was unfortunately confirmed dead by the doctor on duty and his corpse was deposited at the Ifo General Hospital mortuary for autopsy,” the release added.
DSP Oyeyemi said the state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for further investigation and diligent prosecution.