Wife slits husband’s throat

Blood and knifeTwo suspects were yesterday charged before Ebute-Meta Magistrate’s court for the killing of a 49-year old man by his wife at 23, Abari Street in Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos.

The victim, Lucky Bassey, was murdered by his wife, Grace, after she used a kitchen knife to slice his throat while sleeping. Lucky bled profusely and helplessly as Grace watched and ensured that he died before she alerted their neigbours.

According to a police source at the State Criminal Investigation department (SCID), Panti, Yaba, immediately the incident was reported, police moved swiftly and arrested Grace. At the station, she reportedly confessed to the murder and implicated one Benjamin Otu as her accomplice in the act.

The duo were arraigned before the presiding Magistrate, Mrs. M.O. Olajuwon, and charged with conspiracy and murder under the Criminal Code.

During interrogation, Otu confessed to the act and told the police that it was Grace that used a knife to cut the deceased’s throat while he bled and died. On the role Otu played, the police source said he assisted Grace by holding Lucky on the bed before Grace had access to slit his throat.

It was gathered that the couple, who are from Akwa Ibom State, had an undisclosed disagreement before the incident happened.

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