Osaremwinda Omobude Idumwonyi, 46, has been arrested for killing his lover, Gladys Okoha, a 38-year-old mother of three, after he allegedly found male condoms inside her handbag in Benin City, the Edo State capital.
It was gathered that the victim identified who had been separated with her husband, was stabbed with a kitchen knife thrice in her stomach during a disagreement that ensued between her and her lover over male condoms found in her possession.
According to sources, the suspect was angered by the suspicion that the deceased was embroiled in sizzling romantic relationships with other men.
The gruesome murder occurred at House Number13, Ehiyobo Street, off Upper Sokponba road, Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area Council in Benin City.
Okoh was reportedly killed in her mother’s residence, hours after she departed her lover’s residence where she had passed the night.
The suspect, who is now in police custody and being investigated by State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Benin City, was alleged to have committed the murder in the presence of his lover’s mother, as he was said to have walked passed the aged mother who sat by the door to launch the attack.
It was gathered that the suspect told police investigators that he killed his lover in self-defence.
According to him, the deceased picked a kitchen knife to stab him when an argument ensued between them but he overpowered and stabbed her.
The woman was rushed to hospital where she later died.
Police recovered the knife in the suspect’s kitchen. The Edo State Police Public Relations Officer, Chidi Nwabuzor, said police is still investigating the incident.