LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- A farmer, identified as Friday Omosigho, has committed suicide after attacking his wife using a machete over alleged infidelity in Benin City, Edo State.
The incident happened at Ehiozevbaru village in Uhunmwode LGA of the State, Daily Trust gathered.
The deceased reportedly accused his wife, Mercy Omosigho, of having affairs with other men.
It was further learnt that the matter went to the village meeting, where some elders intervened to resolve the dispute in the family.
Unsatisfied with the elders’ verdict, he reportedly attacked his wife with a machete, stabbing her several times all over the body on the farm, and abandoned her in a pool of blood.
He is said to have called his younger brother and told him that he had stabbed his wife. He then went back home and drank rat poison.
The Edo State Police Command’s spokesman, Chidi Nwabuzor, who confirmed the incident, said the man drank a substance suspected to be Sniper.
He revealed that the Divisional Police Officer of Egba Police Division received a call from one Monday Omosigho who claimed to have received a distress call from his senior brother, Friday Omosigho, revealing his actions.
The Police however, moved to the scene, and took the woman to hospital.
“The woman, who was still alive, was taken to the hospital, where she is receiving treatment,” he added.
Nwabuzor noted that investigation is ongoing and that the case has been transferred to the homicide department of the command.
SP Chidi advised couples to always try and settle their differences through the family, and failure to reconcile should lead to separation rather than murder.