A landlord in the Solar Power Drive, Igbo Olomu, in the Ikorodu area of Lagos has stabbed his wife to death.
The accused Omolaja Sodipo, allegedly stabbed his wife, Titilayo, killing her in the process and then fled the scene. The couple have four children.
Community leaders reportedly alerted policemen from the Owutu division, who removed the corpse and deposited it in a mortuary. The building has been locked up by the police.
It was gathered by Punch Metro that the couple had been married for over seven years, however the couple frequently disagreed, which usually resulted in domestic violence.
A resident, who did not want to be identified, said the disagreements always bordered on the welfare of their four children.
He said, “They came into this community some years ago after building their house. The man, who was formerly dealing in telephone accessories, had been jobless for some time. His wife worked with a private school after giving birth to their fourth child two years ago.
“But they were always at loggerheads, which led to the man beating up the wife. The man is short-tempered and it appeared the frustration of his joblessness also got into him. We always heard their voices anytime they were quarrelling.
“Last night, we heard them fighting again. In the morning, we discovered that the woman had been stabbed in different parts of her body. She was lying lifeless in a pool of blood.”
A community leader, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the victim’s mother lamented that her daughter had been complaining that her husband was always beating her.