By OKECHUKWU PEACE
Not willing to wait for justice to serve its course, a 32-year-old businessman, Ezekiel Igbokwe took the law into his hands when he caught his wife with her lover, Victor Olatundun.
Igbokwe was said to have killed Olatundun after he caught him having sex with his wife and mother of three children at their matrimonial home. He has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command and is now cooling his heels.
Sources said that the jealous allegedly committed the offence at about 12am at Peace Lodge on Itura Street, Awa Ijebu, Ijebu-North Local Government Area of Ogun State. The suspect, who committed the crime on Wednesday, July 27, was arrested by the police the following day.
When asked by reporters, Igbokwe, who said he was a businessman, explained that he had returned from his trip to Onitsha and met Victor on top of his wife on their matrimonial bed.
He said he picked a machete in the toilet and cut the victim in the neck and hand.
Olatundun reportedly died on the way to the hospital. Igbokwe, who deals in electronics, said he was born in Ago Iwoye, Ogun State.
He said, “I travelled to Onitsha on July 25, and when I came back on July 27, 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 claimed that he had never met Olatundun before, saying he also never suspected that his wife was having an extra-marital affair with anyone.
A teary Juliet said that her marriage has been fraught with incessant quarrels and fighting. According to her, the late Olatundun pressurized her for six months before she finally gave in to him.
“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,” she added.