The Niger State Police Command says it is investigating a 45-year-old man, Adeniyi Jose for allegedly strangling his wife Chioma Gloria Ibeh to death.
The suspect, Adeniyi Jose, an indigene of Akure, Ondo State, attempted to commit suicide after strangling his wife to death over allegations of infidelity on Monday, August 8, 2022.
Jose and his 39-year-old wife Chioma Gloria Ibeh were married for eight years before he killed her.
NigeriaCrime.com learned that Jose consumed a poisonous substance after using a rope to strangle his wife
The unconscious bodies of the couple were found by the wife’s sister, Brenda Ibeh, who visited the couple and didn’t get an answer when she knocked.
According to Brenda Ibeh, when I got to their house I knocked severally at the door but there was no response. So I looked through the kitchen window and found my sister on the floor, with a pillow on her face, and a rope circling her body.
So I called the police and when they arrived, we gained entrance into the house and discovered my sister, she had bruises all over her body”, she added.
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Immediately, Adeniyi Jose was rushed to Suleja General Hospital, where he is receiving treatment.
“This is not the first time Adeniyi Jose is attempting to take his wife’s life.”
“He first attempted to kill my sister in the first week of April when my sister returned from fixing our dad’s house in the village. My dad was with Road Safety and his pension money was used to fix his house.”
“We agreed that she should play that role because she was a graduate. He called her and disturbed her so much that she had to run back and when she did, that same night, he almost killed her with a sharp knife he had bought and drank Sniper.
“They have been married since 2014 and have a son together.
Jose had no job and her sister was the family. He is jobless while my sister is the one feeding him and taking care of their 9-year-old child. My Sister works at the registers department of the General Hospital, Suleja Niger state.”
According to neighbours, Jose was is a jealous man and frequently fought his wife if he suspected she was getting undue attention from men. He reportedly disliked seeing her talking with or discussing with any man.