A 38-year-old mother of three has been killed by her jealous lover after he allegedly found condoms in the deceased’s handbag.

The victim, Gladys Okoh, a divorcee, was said to have been stabbed with a kitchen knife thrice in her stomach in her aged mother’s room by the killer lover, identified as Osaremwinda Omobude Idumwonyi, 46.

The incident occurred at No 13, Ehiyoboy Street, off Upper Sokponba Road, Benin-City, Edo State on Sunday, July 22nd, hours after the victim left her lover’s residence where she passed the night.

It was learnt that the victim and the killer lover’s residences were nearby buildings, and that the suspect left his residence to commit the act.

He was alleged to have walked past the aged mother of the deceased who was sitting by the door to launch the attack and the old woman’s efforts to rescue her daughter, who screamed in pains during the attack, failed. 

The suspect is now in police net, cooling his heels at the Cell of the Edo State Police Command’s Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) in Benin City.


It was learnt that the knife the suspect used in committing the crime was recovered from his kitchen by police investigators when he was arrested and taken home for a search.

Spokesman for the Edo State Police Command, DSP Chidi Nwanfor who confirmed the incident, said investigation was on.

This is the second time such an incident will happen in Benin within the last few days.

A 19-year-old man, Junior Omo Shaba, had last week killed his 18- year- old girlfriend, Matilda Odiri, and dumped her corpse by the roadside.

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