A -30 -year- old housewife, Cynthia Olukiowu, of Apogidonoyo street, Jafa Agbado in Ogun State has been arrested for stabbing one Habeeb Aremu, an 18-year- old nephew of her husband to death over a broken mirror.
The woman was arrested on Saturday by policemen attached to Agbado Divisional Headquarters after they received calls that a boy had been stabbed on the neck by his uncle’s wife.
It was learnt that a misunderstanding ensued between the two when a mirror being used in the house got broken and the deceased was alleged to have broken it.
The allegation touched – off a heated disagreement between the deceased and his uncle’s wife, forcing the woman to pull a kitchen knife to stab him on the neck.
He reportedly slumped and died afterwards.
Ogun Police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed these to newsmen on Sunday.
Oyeyemi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), said the Divisional Police Officer for Agbado division, Kehinde Kuranga, led detectives to the scene and arrested the woman.
The police spokesperson said the victim was found in a pool of his blood and rushed to a hospital but confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.
The Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.