Blood covenant: Man hacks his wife to death in Ijebu Ode over alleged infidelity

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Police in Ogun State have confirmed that a man, Matthew James,  hacked his wife, Etim Mary, to death in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, on Sunday.

While neighbours were said to have claimed there a blood continent not to betray each other between the couple, police have yet to get details of his reason for allegedly killing her.

The suspect’s neighbours in Idekan Farm Settlement in Ijebu Ode, however, said he accused the victim of extra-marital affairs.

The spokesperson for the state police command, Omolola Odutola, commenting on Monday’s shocking incident, stated that the wife was pronounced dead by the attending doctor after being rushed to the hospital by other residents.

She said, “She was found lying in the pool of her blood just in front of the house about 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. She had deep cuts on her forehead, shoulders, and other parts of her body. The husband was found with the blood-soaked machete he was believed to have used to commit the crime.

“The body was taken to a general hospital in Ijebu-Igbo, where she was certified dead by a doctor on duty. Her corpse has been deposited at the Alayangbe Private Mortuary in Oke-Agbo, Ijebu-Igbo, for the autopsy.

“We will move the case to the State Criminal Investigation Department in Abeokuta as soon as the preliminary investigation is concluded.”


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