Man Stabs Cheating Wife To Death In Ajah, Lagos “The Devil Forced Me To Kill Her”

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June 18, 2013 – Man Stabbed Cheating Wife To Death In Ajah, Lagos “The Devil Forced Me To Kill Her”

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 36-year-old man, Daniel Kanjo, for allegedly killing his 24-year-old wife, Meno Kanjo, in Elemoro, Ajah area of the state.

According to police investigations, Daniel stabbed his wife to death after catching her making love to another man in a bush near their home.

According to a police source at Elemoro Divison, after stabbing his wife many times, the suspect also stabbed himself in the stomach and in the neck.

The suspect and the wife were thought to be dead, forcing the residents to call the police to evacuate the corpses

As policemen were packing the corpses to the mortuary, Daniel was, however, discovered to be breathing and was immediately rushed to the hospital.

The suspect, who had been discharged, told PUNCH Metro that the incident was the work of the devil.

He said he loved his wife dearly and never hit her prior to the incident, adding that when he caught her red-handed committing adultery, he lost control.

He said, “I am from Benin Republic but I have been living in Nigeria since 2001. I have two wives. My first wife has six children for me. However in 2010, I got married to Meno (the deceased) and we have a one-year-old child together.

“I am a bricklayer by vocation and I have never denied Meno of anything, even though she was a hairdresser and was making money. I was also faithful to her and showed her love.”

Narrating what transpired on the fateful day, the suspect said he came back from work in the afternoon and needed to collect something from the deceased.

He said as he was looking for her in the house, he was drawn by sounds emanating from a nearby bush.

He said, “When I heard the sound coming from the bush, I moved near and saw my wife having sex with a strange man. As I moved closer, the man saw me and ran away. But I was able to grab my wife and I gave her the beating of her life.

“I did not know what came over me, but I took a knife and stabbed her all over her body. Before I realised what happened, the devil also pushed me to stab myself. I stabbed myself in the stomach and also slit my throat.”

Daniel said some of his neighbours, who were drawn by the noise, started beating him up when they saw his wife on the ground.

He said, “After stabbing myself, I was still moving on the floor although I was weak. Some people came around and started beating me, saying that I must die too since I had killed my wife. They beat me up and took photographs. When I woke up, I found myself in the hospital.”

The suspect urged the police to release him as he was not himself when he was committing the crime. He said if he was sent to prison, his children would suffer.

He said, “My first born is 13 years old while my youngest child is a year old. I pay their school fees and I am responsible for their upkeep. If I am sent to prison, they will all suffer.”

The Deputy Police Public Relations Officer for the state command, Damasus Ozoani, said the case had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department.”

[Source: PUNCH]

18 thoughts on “Man Stabs Cheating Wife To Death In Ajah, Lagos “The Devil Forced Me To Kill Her”

  1. nawa oooo, dt wman self s terrible,but come oooo, y will dz man kill even wen d bible say thou shall nt kill…d two will gv account of theirself wen d reach heaven..

  2. The lady deserve death.she can even stone to death but i only sympatize the new born baby,let everyone of us take our conscience back home if it happen to you,

  3. What a pathetic story,I blame d poor man for uncontrolable anger. his wife deserved beating but not to the extreme of stabbing her and himself.
    But why is this ungodly act common nowadays? With due respect,among women especially teenagers,teenage-adults and young married women.”ARISTORISM LEADS TO ARISTOCRAZY” so they say.
    Anyway, Justice must take its course, no excuse for a murderer found guilty,irrespective of number of people that will lack or suffer by his punishment.

  4. state cid , i want u to jugde this with wisdom, the man has shown the decease true love, so why must she commit adultery? i keep on saying this to many young girls keep away from multiple men so that it wouldn’t affect thier marriage, i crave ur indulgence to release the man and let him go free, for his sins are forgiven.

  5. The stupid man should have been killed! What is the big deal? I know it’s painful to see a woman you call your wife making love to another man but as a man, you must learn to control your emotions. If he had died too, the man that tasted the so called honey pot is still alive and will carry on with his own family without any stress. This idea of killing wives or girl friends because of infidelity is becoming too much in this nation. I appreciate the people in that area for their decision- he supposed to die too.

  6. He said he has been faithful to her, how? u are married to two women, with six children including her one year old child ie 7 children, and u are a bricklayer. Tell me hw on earth do u take care of her. she must hv done dat out of hunger. This is a lesson to other men cut yr coat according to yr size. you must die bcos u hv killed…

  7. This is not the best way why don’t u just cool ur temper nd should have sit down to no wat to do next not by stabbing her to death. Remember, that grammar u are blowing to let u go is impossible so u must face the music.

  8. it seemx d world is coming to an end. 2days ago, man raped a gurl of 3yrs old,yestday smbody killd his mother for a ritual, today woman commit an adultry, homosexualism, gay, lesbianism, kidnaping, suice bombing, shootng…..tomorrow? and so on, and so….God forgive us for our sins.

  9. Those of u saying dat woman deserves wot she got let me ask u a question, how many men these days are faithful husbands? Women catch their husbands wit other women even on their matrimonial beds but they don’t stab dem pls think before u talk. Wat he did to her is unjust.

  10. In as much as d wife deed was wrong, he doesnt have d rite to take her life. Besides u must have bn cheating on her all dis while but couldnt endure her doing same 2u.

  11. I wonda y pple wil always blame d devil 4 dia deeds wen dia eyes was clear wen they were perpetuating d act. May God help u.

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