By Abavo Kingsley




Murder weapon

BENIN CITY – A 38 year-old mother of three has been killed by lover after he allegedly found male condoms inside her hand bag in Benin City.

Upon the discovery, the suspect,  Osaremwinda Omobude Idumwonyi, 46 became suspicious that his lover have been involved in a sizzling romantic affairs with other men, sources said.

The victim, a divorcee reportedly spent the night with her lover before the attack in the presence of her grandmother.

But it could not be ascertained whether the condoms were found inside Gladys bag while she was with him in his room the previous night or during the day when he entered her aged-mother’s rented apartment to launch the attack.

The dastardly act happened at House number 13, Ehiyoba Street, off Aifuwa Street, off Sokponba road, in the capital city.

A dependable source at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Benin disclosed that the suspected killer told the police that he did not intentionally kill his lover.

The deceased had picked a kitchen knife to stab him when an argument ensued but he overpowered and killed her while defending himself.

The said knife was allegedly recovered from the suspect’s kitchen by police investigators when he was arrested and taken home for a search.

Confirming the incident the Public Relations Officer, Edo State Police Command DSP Chidi Nwabuzor said that investigation into the alleged murder has begun.

This brings to two, the number of women reportedly killed by their lovers in Benin City, in two weeks.

A 19 year-old boy had earlier stabbed his 18 year-old girlfriend to death in the capital city.