A tragic incident has claimed the life of an undergraduate student identified as Ayomide Ayenuwa after an angry housewife allegedly stabbed him to death.
According to NewTelegraph, the 28-year-old undergraduate was stabbed to death at Ajah area of Lagos State. The woman, Ndifreke Femi (30), during a domestic quarrel with her husband, had armed herself with a kitchen knife as the undergraduate came to make peace, he was stabbed to death.
Ndifreke Femi allegedly stabbed the man to death
after she was arrested, the woman told police that she killed the peacemaker in self-defence. She insisted that the deceased first punched her on the nose. According to her, she wanted to use the knife to defend herself. Her husband had disappeared since the incident.
One of the neighbours, James Peter, said the incident happened around 5p.m. on the fateful day in April. He said: “Ayenuwa went to Mr. and Mrs. Femi’s apartment to pay his electricity bills. However, when he got to their apartment, he saw they were quarrelling. The wife accused her husband of stealing the N20,000 she hid under their mattress.
“The husband denied it. It was at this point that Ayenuwa made efforts to settle the quarrelling couple, but the couple kept fighting. Ayenuwa begged the wife to take the matter easy. She, however, turned on Ayenuwa, calling him names.
“Despite all entreaties, she refused to listen. She started abusing Ayenuwa. She told him to mind his business. As Ayenuwa was walking away, the woman ran into the kitchen and returned with a kitchen knife. She stabbed him in the neck.
Ayenuwa’s family members, assisted by neighbours, rushed him to Peninsula Hospital, Ajah, but he was referred to the General Hospital, Akodo. He died on his way to the hospital.”
The case was reported at Ajah Police Station and Femi was picked up. The husband, however, ran away before policemen arrived. The case had since been transferred to the Homicide Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba, for further investigation.