A policeman who allegedly stabbed her police Inspector husband has said she committed the act in self-defence.
Police Sergeant Folake Ogunbodede and her husband, Inspector Taiwo, fought on Saturday. The husband was said to have stabbed his wife close to her eye and on her neck.
Sources alleged it was not the first time Inspector Taiwo, who is attached to the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, would assault his wife.
It was gathered he allegedly threatens her with a knife or broken bottle each time he was drunk.
A source close to the family said the mother of three had been told by her family to leave the marriage but she refused because of her children.
“That report online was so unfair to the policewoman. It was a one-sided story. The truth is that her husband is also a policeman. He’s an Inspector and attached to LASTMA.
“They have been married for long and they have three children. The man always beats her whenever he’s drunk. He doesn’t just beat her but uses any object closeby to hit her.
“There was a time he stabbed her on her breast and mouth. His drinking habit is one of the issues that usually caused problems between them.”
The source, who claimed not to know what caused Saturday’s fight, said the Inspector stabbed his wife by her eye and the back of her neck.
“He was the one who broke a glass and stabbed her. He stabbed her near her eye and by the neck. He pinned her to the ground, and in order to safe herself, she picked a splinter of the broken glass and stabbed him.
“That was how she fled the house to the police to report herself. That is actually what happened,” she said.
However, the report online insinuated the woman’s attack on her husband was premeditated.
According to the report, the couple had a misunderstanding and the man left the house to allow things cool off.
It noted that Mrs. Ogunbodede warned him not to return home but he did because he had nowhere else to sleep.
“He returned home late last night (Saturday), thinking that his wife would have calmed down, only for Folake to start stabbing him.
“But for the timely intervention of neighbours, she would have killed him, as he was lying motionless at the time of his rescue. Folake has since fled while Taiwo is battling for survival at the hospital he was rushed to,” the report stated.
The spokesman for the command Chike Oti said the case was under investigation, declining further comments.