The widower, a commercial bus driver, has been identified as Chiemeziem. The women who fought over him were a civil servant and a petty trader (names withheld).
They were said to have severally clashed over their relationship with Chiemeziem.
According to the Nation newspaper, both housewives had warned each other to steer clear of the “lover boy” widower, but none heeded to each other’s warnings as the relationships continued until the fateful day.
On the other hand, the widower, fondly called Emeziem, had repeatedly appealed to the women to see themselves as partners in the relationship than rivals.
A source told theNation:
“He threatened to dismiss any of them that caused quarrel. He even had to draw a roster for their visits to ensure peace and forestall clash in the double-dating game.”
Trouble however ensued when one of the women broke the rules and visited on the day meant for her rival.
“The trader was already with Emeziem when her civil servant rival showed up and as expected, heated argument started.
“The quarrel was so uncontrollable that he had to push both of them out of the house, locked the apartment and left with anger,” the source said.
The source further revealed that attempts to broker peace between them by neighbors and sympathisers was unsuccessful as the brawl continued till they striped themselves naked.
Both women, are said to have delivered children for the widower. They have since been reportedly dismissed by the widower following the ugly incident.