A 32-year-old businessman, Ezekiel Igbokwe, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for reportedly killing his wife’s lover, Victor Olatundun.
Igbokwe allegedly hacked Olatundun to death after he caught him red-handed having sex with his wife at their matrimonial home.
The incident happened at about 12am at Peace Lodge on Itura Street, Awa Ijebu, Ijebu-North Local Government Area of Ogun State on Wednesday.
Igbokwe and his 28-year-old wife were among the 23 suspects paraded at the Ogun State Police Command headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, on Thursday, for various offences ranging from murder to illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.
The accused explained that on his return from a business trip in Onitsha, he met the deceased sleeping with his wife on top of their family bed, Punch reports.
He said he picked a machete in the toilet and cut the victim in the neck and hand.
He said, “I travelled to Onitsha on July 25, and when I came back on July 27, I met a man inside my room making love to my wife. Then we started fighting. The man was stronger than me. When I saw he could overpower me, I got a cutlass in my toilet and dealt him blows in the hand and neck. On the way to the hospital, the fuel in the car finished and he died.”
The father of three said he committed the crime due to anger, noting that he never meant to kill the victim.
On her part, a tear-laden Juliet said she had been having extra-marital affairs with the deceased before nemesis caught up with them.
Juliet, who said she sold snuff, said Victor was her supplier, adding that he has been on her neck for over six months before she decided to ‘pity’ him that fateful night.
She said, “He had been disturbing me that he wanted to marry me, but I said I was married.
“On the day of the incident, I really can’t say if he used a charm on me. All I know is that he called me that he wanted to see me and I told him not to come; he knew my house and when he came, I didn’t know what happened.
“He used to come and deliver snuff to me in the house. On the day of the incident, he told me he was coming from somewhere and that it was already late. He wanted to sleep in our place till the next day. He didn’t know that my husband was away. He tried to sleep with me, but later he didn’t.”