An auxiliary nurse wife: Mrs. Folashade Idoko is currently in the custody of Lagos state police command for allegedly stabbing her husband and father of her two children, Lawrence Idoko who is an engineer, to death at their number 20, Kosoko Street, Ayetoro, Oto-Awori local government area of Ogun state on Sunday, August 20th. The auxiliary nurse wife had an argument with her husband over allegations that he was having an extramarital affair.
According to the landlords and neighbors confirmed the several years of domestic violence suffered by the husband Lawrence Idoko by Folashade Idoko. The incidence was said to be triggered by jealous from the wife on a Sunday, who accused the deceased of infidelity. The husband who his a pipeline engineer with a company named Greater Inspection was away for a week on an official duty to Ikorodu.
On arrival, the wife accused her of extra marital affairs and an argument started in the course she stabbed him in the leg with a sharp knife, When his three-year-old son’s cried out alerted the neighbors who came to the husband rescue but he had bled heavily. He died about an hour after he was rushed to a nearby New Ayetoro Medical Centre.”
Their history of violence was known to everybody said a source in the neighborhood; On a January 1 the wife beat up, stripped him off his cloth and dragged him from a beer parlor, In the process, she also beat up an elderly in their neighborhood. There was another occurrence when the angry wife was said to use a broken bottle to slice the husband ear lobe which has to be stitched up.
The deceased’s landlord, one Chief Gani Akanni who rushed him(the deceased) to the hospital, said he issued a quit notice to the couple because of their incessant fights but changed his mind after other tenants pleaded on their behalf.
Akanni, who’s the Balogun of Ayetoro, said: “There was a time I took the woman to the police station because she vandalized my property after I locked up the tenants’ rooms for defaulting in payment of Lagos Waste Management Agency (LAWMA) bills. She went ahead to break the door. It was unfortunate because the husband is such a quiet and peaceful man.”
Idoko’s aunt confirmed his death, describing it as unfortunate.
She said: It was unfortunate that spousal abuse is still prevalent and that it continues to take a toll on partners, either male or female. My nephew(the deceased), like many men and women who die daily in violent relationships, would have been alive had they fled such deadly arrangements in the name of marriage.
“We, the family, will ensure that justice is done. This is another young and promising life deliberately cut short and this wickedness will not go unpunished.
“We would have intervened one way or the other but he hid the entire violent scenario from us. Persons suffering from domestic violence should always call out for help. It was indeed a big tragedy for us all.”