While Nigerians were celebrating Christmas in their homes, a housewife, Christiana Odo, allegedly killed her husband, Rominus, for failing to provide money for the family during the celebration. The incident happened at the couple’s home on London Barber Street, Majidun, in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State. It was learnt that Christiana, 37, had asked the husband for money for food to celebrate Christmas, but the husband had said he didn’t have any money. This was said to have led to a quarrel between the couple, which degenerated into a fight.
Our correspondent was told that in the ensuing scuffle, Christiana, a mother of three, picked a kitchen knife, with which she stabbed the husband to death. A police source said the incident happened around 5.20pm, adding that it threw the community into confusion. The landlord was said to have reported the case to policemen from the Owode Onirin division, who arrested the suspect. The victim’s corpse was reportedly deposited in the Ikorodu General Hospital’s morgue. The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident, saying the case had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba.