33-year-old Seun Alabi, is currently being investigated by operatives of the homicide unit of Lagos State Criminal Investigation Department, after his wife died from a poison overdose. The man however claims he has no hand in the death, and that she killed herself by drinking rat poison after he discovered that she was cheating and threatened to expose her to family and friends.
It was gathered that the couple, who had been married for over seven years, had three children. The wife, a 27-year-old Togolese named Bose, reportedly committed suicide after her husband confronted her over allegations of extra-marital affairs.
Vanguard reports that Alabi, a tiler, had used his wife, Bose’s phone to call a colleague before leaving for work. Afterwards, Bose called the same number, thinking it was her lover’s number, and requested that they met at her friend’s place.
Surprised by the request, the husband’s colleague (names withheld) told her that she had mistaken him for someone else. She apologized and ended the call.
However, trouble started when Seun’s colleague told him about the call. When he returned from work and confronted his wife, she initially denied the allegations but later admitted to engaging in extra-marital affair. According to Seun,
“My wife took poison after a misunderstanding over her infidelity,”I threatened to report her to her family members, so she confessed and pleaded for forgiveness. I was surprised and could not imagine that she could cheat on me after seven years of marriage.I was angry and slept on the three-seater. It was her legs that were hitting me, that woke me from sleep and I saw her in severe pains. I then saw an empty bottle of sniper insecticide on the table.
“I raised alarm and neighbours rushed inside to help. One of them brought palm oil, which I gave to her. But when we realized that it was more than we can handle, we rushed her to the hospital. On our way to Ogba General Hospital, she died.”
A relative of the deceased had accused the suspect of having a hand in the death of the victim, adding that until the demise of Bose, Seun had not paid her dowry, despite living together for years and bearing him children.