BENIN CITY-A thirty-eight-year-old mother of three has been killed by her lover after he allegedly found male condoms inside her hand bag in Benin City.
It was learnt that the victim identified as Gladys Okoh who had parted ways with husband, was stabbed with a kitchen knife thrice in her stomach inside her aged mother’s room by her lover, one Osaremwinda Omobude Idumwonyi, 46.
It was also gathered that the alleged discovery fuelled her killer’s suspicion that she was embroiled in sizzling romantic relationships with other men.
The dastardly act occurred at 13, Ehiyoboy Street, Off Aifuwa Street, Off Upper Sokponba road, Benin City, few hours after she left her lover’s residence where she passed the night.
Our reporter’s visit to the area revealed that the scene of the attack and the suspect’s residence are nearby buildings.
It was also gathered that her aged-mother who is a tenant in the building had been relocated following the unfortunate incident.The suspect, now cooling off inside the maximum cell, State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Benin City was said to have left his residence to commit the act.
He was further alleged to have walked passed her aged mother who was sitting by the door to launch the attack as her efforts to rescue her daughter who screamed in pains during the violence failed.
The suspect building which he inherited recently from his late father was under lock and key when our reporter visited last weekend.
It could not be ascertained whether the said condoms were found inside Gladys bag while she was with him in his room the previous night or during the day when he entered her aged-mother’s rented apartment.
Inside source at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Benin disclosed that the suspected killer Osaremwinda Omobude Idumwonyi told the police that the deceased picked a kitchen knife to stab him when an argument ensued as he overpowered her.
However, the said knife was recovered from the suspect’s kitchen by police investigators when he was arrested and a taken home for a search.
Confirming the gruesome murder, the Public Relations Officer for Edo State Police Command DSP Chidi Nwabuzor said “Mike, we are investigating”.