The Osun state Police Command has arrested a woman, Omotayo Salawudeen, 39, for allegedly killing her 43-year-old husband, Salawudeen Hakeem, because he married a second wife.
Olafimihan Adeoye, the state’s Commissioner of Police, revealed the crime was part of the command’s successes between June and mid-July.
According to CP Adeoye, the incident happened at the couple’s 11, Adeniran street, Hallelujah Estate, Osogbo home.
He said the police received a report about the murder from one Salawudeen Jimoh of 37 Engineer Adesina Salawudeen street Osogbo, and launched an investigation into it.
The investigation led to the arrest of the deceased wife, Omotayo Salawudeen and her accomplice, Oladapo Dolapo.
The CP said Oladapo, an ex-convict who was released from Ilesa prison about four months ago was contacted by Salawudeen at Sabo area of Osogbo to kill her husband on the ground that the he took a second wife.
She offered to pay N10, 000 for the job as against the N300, 000 Oladapo earlier demanded for, Adeoye told journalists.
“Having concluded their plans, the duo exchanged numbers while Mrs. Omotayo later called Oladapo to inform him of her husband’s whereabouts. Mrs. Omotayo Salawudeen took Oladapo through the kitchen and hid him inside a store in their apartment.
“When the husband came, the wife signaled her guest (Oladapo) and immediately, Mrs. Omotayo Salawudeen used pillow to cover her husband’s mouth while Oladapo Dolapo, a musician from Ejigbo, stabbed him to death in his chest,” the Police boss said.
Meanwhile, after the assassination, Oladapo inscribed “NO PRICE NO PAY”, “AXE AYE” “FORGIVENESS IS A SIN” on the wall and door respectively as a disguise that the killing was carried out by cultists.
“The wife made an outcry after Oladapo had gone to raise alarm that suspected assassins have killed her husband.” Adoye said
The CP said Salawudeen sometimes went to her rival’s house with a petrol keg, threatening to burn her house down.
The duo has been arrested and will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.
By Bright Bassey