A woman identified as Jacinta Igboke, has been arrested by the police for allegedly killing her ex-lover, simply identified as Ani, over his refusal to buy Christmas cloths for their 18-month old son.
According to a report by Daily Trust, the deceased identified as Ani was preparing for his wedding which was billed for January, 2020.
The woman had an 18-month-old son outside wedlock for the man, but whose parents objected to her relationship with their son, as they wanted him to marry someone from their village in Enugu state.
According to the suspect, her ex-lover has not been performing his duties over their child. She said the police had at one time told him to give her N10,000 monthly for the upkeep of the child; saying all appeals for him to take good care of the child fell on deaf ears.
As Christmas approached, Igboke asked the deceased to give her money to buy clothes and shoes for their child, but he refused. It was learnt that she got angry that Ani could not pay for the child’s Christmas clothes but was seen spending on his forthcoming wedding.
She disclosed that last Tuesday (Christmas eve), she went to his shop at Ojo Road, Satellite Town area of Lagos state to demand money to buy a pair of shoes for their son as she couldn’t raise the money herself. While in his shop, an argument ensued.
According to her, the deceased pushed her just as she picked up a knife in self-defense.
“I didn’t know when I stabbed him,” she said.
The Police have confimed the story and revealed that investigation will kick off immeditely.