OGUN STATE – ‘Hell knows no fury as the scorn of a wounded woman’ has come to play Saturday, September 4, when a woman identified as Oluwakemi Otun consciously purchased a new cutlass and butchered her husband in his sleep.
According to police report, Oluwakemi who had five children for her husband, Mr. Kehinde Etu, attacked and butchered the man when he fell asleep shortly after making love to her, leaving him unconscious and in a pool of blood. The fatal move was said to have orchestrated from earlier argument the couple had where the husband threaten to marry another wife.
BuzzNigeria learnt the couple lived separately and the woman – in fake leniency, had invited her husband over to spend the weekend in her resident at Erinlu area of Ijebu-Ode, but the unsuspecting husband was unaware of the her well hidden intentions as it we also learnt Mr. Kehinde received an affectionate hospitality from his wife.
But affection soured to hatred when Oluwakemi savagely knocked her husband into coma and butchered him, inflicting several deep cuts on his chest, arms, shoulder and lower part of the head in his sleep.
The woman has been arrested by the Obalende Divisional Police Headquarters, Ijebu – Ode, Ogun State. Acting Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident said the injured husband is currently receiving treatment at the State General Hospital.
Mr. Oyeyemi told newsmen on Monday that the woman confessed during police interrogation that she bought the machete (weapon) two weeks before the attack so as to stop the man from taking another wife. She also kept the weapon away from people so as not to elicit suspicion since she was neither a farmer nor engaged in any construction work.
Meanwhile, the hospital where the husband is receiving treatment said the man has regained consciousness but was still in shock of what had happened to him.