A businessman, Ezekiel Igbokwe, has been arrested by Ogun State Police Command for allegedly killing his wife’s lover, identified as Victor Olatundun.
Mr. Igbokwe was said to have killed Olatundun after he caught him having s*x with his wife at their matrimonial home.
The suspect allegedly committed the offence at about 12am at Peace Lodge on Itura Street, Awa Ijebu, Ijebu-North Local Government Area of Ogun State and was later arrested.
Igbokwe explained that he had returned from his trip to Onitsha and met Victor on top of his wife.
Igbokwe, who deals in electronics, said, “I travelled to Onitsha on July 25, and when I came back on July 27, I met a man inside my room making love to my wife. Then we started fighting. The man was stronger than me. When I saw he could overpower me, I got a cutlass in my toilet and dealt him blows in the hand and neck. On the way to the hospital, the fuel in the car finished and he died.”
Igbokwe said he committed the crime due to anger, adding that he never meant to kill the victim.
He said that he had never met Olatundun before, saying he also never suspected that his wife was having an extra-marital affair with another man.
Igbokwe and his wife, Juliet, have three children.
Juliet, who sobbed intermittently, said the man had been pressurising her for a relationship.
She explained that she had always told him she was married, but the victim never gave up until he ended up at their matrimonial home on that night.
“On the day of the incident, I really can’t say if he used a charm on me. All I know is that he called me that he wanted to see me and I told him not to come; he knew my house and when he came, I didn’t know what happened..."