Gruesome killing of girlfriends by their lovers in Edo

Category: Crime | Posted date: 2018-08-07 11:40:24 | Updated date: 2018-08-07 11:47:47 | Posted by: Mercy-Babs News


Edo State Nigeria witnessed gruesome killing of girlfriends by their lovers in the month of July 2018. The Commissioner of police in the state, CP Kokumo Johnson paraded before newsmen three suspects who murdered their girlfriends in different parts of th



Edo State Nigeria witnessed gruesome killing of girlfriends by their lovers in the month of July 2018. The Commissioner of police in the state, CP Kokumo Johnson paraded before newsmen three suspects who murdered their girlfriends in different parts of the state in the month.


One of the suspects, Shaba, 19years of age confessed to stabbing his 18years old girlfriend, Matilda Odiri to death for accusing him of infidelity.

While regretting his action he lately described as a mistake, Shaba said it was never his intension to kill her.


“At about 11 pm when I got home on the fateful day, I saw my girlfriend Matilda Odiri at the gate waiting for me so I took her in. While peeling the orange she bought for me she started complaining that I used to keep late nights and that sometimes I would not even come to the house. She also accused me of keeping another relationship.


“As we were arguing she wanted to use the knife to stab me so I collected the knife from her and in the process I mistakenly stabbed her on her breast and she fell down. I was in shock when I realized what had happened seeing my girlfriend bleeding. I them carried her with the hope of taking her to the hospital but as I was walked down the street I saw flashes of torchlight and gunshots fired by some members of vigilantes so I dropped her body and ran away. Someone called me in the morning that a large crowd had gathered around the corpse of my girlfriend. My fathered then called that I should report myself to the police station in Aduwawa. I’m feeling very bad, it was like a nightmare”, he confessed.


Another member of the murder trio, Osaremwinda Iduwanyi allegedly killed her woman, Gladys Okoh, a divorcee and mother of three for alleged infidelity having discovered condoms in her handbag severally.


“It was a mistake”, the suspect also said. Narrating the story, the suspect who said his wife and two children were in Italy, said “We were living together with a promise to get married. We were serious in the relationship. I had earlier warned her to desist from receiving phone calls from his male friends and she promised to stop it. One day she said I should give her money to start business and I had to sell my car for N250, 000 and gave her N150, 000. She travelled to Lagos and used the money to and buy personal clothes and the next day I reported the matter to the brother that I had to sell my car because of her and now she used the money to buy clothes for her personal use. “On the day that I killed her, I saw her with my mother quarrelling accusing my mother of gossiping about her which my mother denied. She immediately went into the house and parked her things that she was leaving. I had to allow her go but the next morning I went to her and begged her to stay. She pushed me away that I should go and meet my mother. She said my mother was responsible for my frustration. I saw her getting dressed preparing to leave and when I pleaded that she should stay she pushed me away and we started fighting. There was a knife very close to her which she picked up and wanted to stab me but I collected it from her and stabbed her in her abdomen several times. I ran away by jumping through the fence. I also found condoms with her on several occasions. I came to Benin because of my father’s burial. I pray to God to forgive me. It was not intentional.”


“My lover squandered my money”, the third suspect, Alexander Ogbeije said. The thirty-year-old man allegedly killed his twenty-seven-year-old lover, Mercy Okoh with a cutlass in a farm in Uronigbe, Orhionmwon local government area and allegedly hid her corpse at the base of a plantain tree, the police boss said.


Narrating the incident to newsmen, Ogbeije said “we normally farm in Uronigbe in Orhionmwon local government of Edo state. I was able to save money for three years after the sale of my crop proceed. I then called my girlfriend and gave her N576,000 to keep that it was the money we would need for our wedding and invest whatever was left for her provision business. Three days after I gave her the money she started behaving funny. I later discovered that she had spent the money and when I asked her she admitted spending the money. Each time I asked her she always threatened to kill me so I reported the matter to her family. I went to her brothers to inform them about the money but instead I was attacked by some thugs so I had to escape. One day, I was at the farm and suddenly she appeared and started making trouble with me, shouting on top of her voice. It was when she slapped me severally that I got angry and hit her with my bare hand and she fell on the ground and died.”


The commissioner of police said the suspects would face murder charges in court.