A 32-year-old businessman has killed his wife’s lover in Ogun State, Nigeria.
Ezekiel Igbokwe killed Victor Olatundun after catching him having sex with his wife, Juliet, on their matrimonial bed, according to a report by the Punch newspaper.
Igbokwe told police investigators that he returned home from a trip to Ontisha only the find Olatunde on top of his wife on the bed, prompting him to reach for a machete and butcher him.
“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 added, according to the report, that he had never met Olatundun before and that he never suspected that his wife was having an extra-marital affair with anyone.
He reportedly has three children - aged nine, seven and five – with Juliet.
For her part, Juliet told police that she suspected that Olatundun used a charm on her.
She said: “He had been disturbing me that he wanted to marry me, but I said I was married.
“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.
“He used to come and deliver snuff to me in the house. On the day of the incident, he told me he was coming from somewhere and that it was already late. He wanted to sleep in our place till the next day. He didn’t know that my husband was away. He tried to sleep with me, but later he didn’t.”
Juliet added that her marriage to Igbokwe had been beset by several challenges before the incident.