A man simply identified as Abdulateef has been allegedly stabbed to death by his wife after the deceased caught her with a man on their matrimonial bed.
The incident was said to have occurred at 3am on Sunday in Jattu, Etsako West Local Government of Edo State.
The PUNCH gathered that the woman stabbed the deceased to death when he came home at about 3am and met a man with her in their bedroom.
A source said, “The deceased had two wives who use to live with him but he had to rent an apartment for his first wife in a different location to allow peace to reign while staying with the junior one in his house.
“The deceased used to visit the first wife and spend the night there. But the junior wife was said to have been bringing another man to her matrimonial home anytime the husband spends the night in the first wife’s apartment.”
The source said the deceased came home on the fateful night from his first wife’s apartment only to meet a man with his junior wife in their bedroom.
According to the source, the deceased allegedly got hold of the visitor and that in the process, the woman stabbed him twice on his stomach apparently to pave the way for the lover’s escape and make it look like a robbery attack.
The source said the deceased died as a result of the injury before help could arrive, adding that the quick arrival of the police saved the suspect from being killed by a mob while the suspect has been arrested by the police.
Efforts to get a response from the state Police Public Relations Officer, Kontongs Bello, proved abortive as calls to his line were not taken and his messages were not replied.