…accuses him of infidelity
By Jeniffer Joseph
Outrage has greeted news of the reported stabbing to death of a Lagos-based engineer, Mr. Lawrence Ameh Idoko by his wife, Mrs. Folashade Bashira Idoko.
The incident which happened at about 11pm, August 20 at Kosoko Street in Ayetoro area of Lagos (Oto-Awori Local government area),was, according to neighbours, the culmination of several years of violent spousal abuse by the suspect, Mrs. Idoko, who is a nurse, to her husband.
The last fatal incident was said to have happened on Sunday night when 32 year -old Mr. Idoko who worked as a pipelines engineer with Greater Inspection and Industrial Services at Sango-Otta, Ogun State, returned home after a week’s assignment at Ikorodu for his company.
Upon his return however, Folashade accused him of being involved in extra-marital affair and stabbed him in the leg with a sharp knife. By the time the cries of his three-year old son alerted the neighbours, Lawrence had bled heavily. He died about an hour after he was rushed to the nearby New Ayetoro Medical Centre.
According to a neighbour, Mrs. Blessing Olokpobri, the wife’s violence was a well-known fact in the entire neighbourhood. ‘There was hardly a day they didn’t have a fight whenever he came around – even on January 1st this year. Or, was it when she went to drag him home after stripping him naked from the beer palour around here, and even beat up an elderly neighbour who had intervened to make peace? There was even a time she sliced his ear lobes with a broken bottle and it had to be stitched. she reeled.