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Man arrested for allegedly stabbing his mistress’ husband to death


Daniel Udoh, was arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for allegedly stabbing one Emaka Umonko to death.

According to reports, the deceased was the husband of a woman whom the suspect was allegedly having a secret love affair with.

The 38-year-old suspect was arrested on January 7 following a distress call received by the DPO Onipanu divisional headquarters.

Reports indicated that the deceased who had been suspecting the accused of having illicit affair with his wife, confronted him and this led to a serious fight between the two men.

While the fight was going on, the suspect, a commercial driver, brought out a knife and used it to stab the deceased severally at his back and chest, following which the deceased collapsed.

Upon the distress call, the DPO Onipanu division CSP Bamidele Job quickly detailed his men to the scene, where the suspect was promptly arrested, and the knife recovered as an exhibit.

The victim, a welder, was rushed to state hospital Ota but was unfortunately pronounced dead by the doctor on duty. The remains of the victim was subsequently deposited at Ifo general hospital mortuary for post mortem examination.


Confirming the incident, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesperson of the state police command, said the state Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspect be transferred to the homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department, for further investigation, with the view to charge him to court as soon as investigation is concluded.

A crime of passion refers to a violent crime, especially homicide, in which the perpetrator commits the act against someone because of sudden strong impulse such as sudden rage rather than as a premeditated crime.

Crimes of passion are often committed against women due to beliefs about female sexuality and are often present in societies dominated by strong  double standards related to male and female sexual behaviors, particularly related to premarital sex and adultery.


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