A soldier has allegedly stabbed a woman to death in Ondo State.
There is palpable tension at the 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Owena Barracks in Akure, Ondo State, after a soldier allegedly stabbed a 25-year-old woman, Juliana Adeyemo, to death in front of her children.
It was gathered that Adeyemo, who lives in the barrack with her husband, Wale Adeyemo, who is also a military man, was reportedly stabbed to death at her apartment on March 13, 2016, while her two weeping children watched.
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One of the deceased’s children said to be four-years-old, was able to identify the killer of his mother as a soldier since the sordid act was committed in the absence of their father.
The husband of the deceased, has also confirmed that the killer carried out the act on his wife in the presence of her two children, stating that there were many cuts on her body which indicated that she was stabbed to death.
“One of our children, Dayo, a four-year-old, said the soldier entered into the apartment and killed his mother.”
Adeyemo added that as his wife struggled with the murderer, she was calling for help but nobody came to her rescue and after the gory deed, the killer stole all the money in the house and the recharge cards that his late wife sold.
He also stated that the military authorities promised to handle the matter and that h should not report the incidence to the police since it happened inside th barracks.
“I am appealing to the army authority and the government to help me arrest the killer of my wife. I don’t want the matter to be swept under the carpet,” Adeyemo begged.
The Public Relations Officer of the 32 Artilery Brigade, Captain Ojo Adelegan, has confirmed the incident, saying the brigade had commenced investigation into the matter.
Adelegan, however, denied that it was a soldier that carried out the attack on the woman, but added that the army would get to the root of the matter.
“The incident is unfortunate, but I want to tell you that it was not a soldier that killed the woman. It is not possible, our soldiers cannot do such a thing; they are responsible officers.”
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