According to Vanguard, the tragic domestic altercation started after Taiwo’s husband Mayowa Kehinde invited a friend whom the landlord had banned from entering the compound. Upset that Mayowa brought the man in, the landlord’s son, Jimoh Yusuf stormed the Kehinde’s home and attacked his wife with a broken bottle.
Speaking with newsmen yesterday, Mrs Kehinde said:
“My landlord’s son, Jimoh Yusuf, attacked me right inside my apartment with broken bottles. My sin was that my husband allowed one of his friends into our apartment. I was returning from my shop last Friday, when I met this family friend, Monday Michael, who lives opposite us. He told me to leave the house that my husband and our landlord’s son were quarrelling.
“I decided to go inside and change into something else. The family friend left for his house, while I entered our apartment. I was trying to change my wears when Jimoh barged inside and started shouting. He said ‘I have told you and your husband that I don’t want to see that man (family friend) anywhere close to this house. But you wouldn’t obey. I am going to kill you before your husband comes back’.”
“Before I knew it, he broke the bottles in his hands and started stabbing me all over my body, until I passed out. This is not the first time he has beaten me. I am not his wife, neither am I related to him.”
Mayowa Kehinde also narrated how he found his wife in a pool of her own blood:
“My friend, Monday, came to visit me that day. But when my landlord saw him, he ordered him to leave his house, even when I tried to explain that he was my visitor and that we have known each other long before I moved into his house.
“I reluctantly saw my friend off at about 9p.m. By then, my wife was not back. On my way back, I was welcomed with shouts by my neighbours to quickly rush in, that Jimoh wanted to kill my wife.
“When I rushed inside, my wife was in a pool of her blood, while Jimoh still held onto the broken bottles. I held him as he tried to escape from the scene, while a woman rushed to the police station to incident the matter.”
The neighbours also told of the horror they faced in Jimoh’s hands and how his parents threatened them with quit notice if they reported to the police.
“We have suffered untold pains in the hands of Jimoh but this is the height,” one neighbour said. “The most painful aspect of it is that his parents are always supporting him. If you attempt to call the police, they will threaten to issue you quit notice.”
While the Lagos Police Spokesperson did not comment on the case, a police source confirmed Jimoh has been remanded in Kirikiri Prisons for failing to meet bail conditions.