Odunayo Olumale, 27, has been detained in Oyo State on suspicion of killing her spouse Olamilekan Salaideen with a knife over an alleged sexual demand.
On Wednesday, November 23, 2022, the suspect was paraded at the State Police Command in Eleyele, Ibadan, along with another 25 suspects for various offences.
After three months of being apart, the suspect went back to her husband’s house on that fatal day, according to command spokesperson SP Adewale Osifeso.
On the night of the incident, the deceased allegedly attempted a sexual approach to the suspect, but the approach was rejected.
This resulted violence during which the deceased allegedly smashed his wife’s mobile phone. The suspect retaliated by allegedly stabbing him with a knife in the upper region of the chest.
The incident was reported at the Durbar Police Headquarters, Oyo town by the father of another deceased.
“On 17/11/2022 one Ismaila Tijani reported at Durbar Divisional police headquarters that about 0223hrs of 16/11/2022 his son named Olamilekan Salaideen aged 35 years was stabbed to death by his wife, Odunayo,” the PPRO stated.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased and his wife returned to their home in the Oko Oba area of Oyo town on the day of the incident after three months of separation
“The deceased made a move to have sexual intercourse with his wife but was rejected, this further led to a struggle when the deceased collected and smashed his wife”s phone on the ground and in retaliation, the deceased was stabbed in the chest, leading to his death.”