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Nigerian Man Killed Pregnant Wife In New Jersey; Babatope Owoseni Arrested

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Nigerian Man Killed Pregnant Wife In New Jersey; Babatope Owoseni Arrested

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January 2nd, 2014 – Nigerian Man Stabbed Pregnant Wife To Death In New Jersey; Babatope Owoseni Arrested

Last weekend while Christmas spirit saturates the air, a couple in New Jersey were about to end their relationship the bitter way.

On Friday the 27th of December, police officials in East Orange, New Jersey received a distressed call around 6 am in the morning.

On getting to the couple’s home at 39 South Munn Ave, they found 9-month-pregnant Fatoumata Owoseni with serious stab wounds.

The 26-year-old woman was unresponsive by the time police got there.

Her 33-year-old husband, Mr Babatope Owoseni who allegedly stabbed her to death in a bit of rage was immediately arrested at the scene.

He has been charged with the murder of his 9-month-old pregnant wife and is being held at Essex correctional facility. His bail has been set at $750,000.

Nawa for some men o haba.

Why can’t he pity the innocent unborn baby inside her. OMG this is so so painful.

The man needs a psychiatric assessment because a man in his right mind will never do such a thing.

RIP Fatoumata and the baby.



  1. anti

    January 2, 2014 at 11:21 PM

    ***** guys are now frustrated abroad,lazy people

    • williamscole101

      January 4, 2014 at 5:18 PM

      Lol,lazy people you say,how those this relate to all men abroad,are you sure you are not frustrated yourself,anyway all men are not frustrated this is just an unfortunate seen anyway,read well and analyse well LAMER

  2. Doris Egbewah

    January 2, 2014 at 11:24 PM

    The man is possessed by a demon or may be they are doing him from home
    how can he do such a thing

  3. Lady Evan

    January 2, 2014 at 11:25 PM

    People need to keep in mind that this kind of murder isn’t physical.
    They have already killed this lady spiritually they just used her husband as a physical tool.
    The man is under a spell

  4. no to crime

    January 2, 2014 at 11:26 PM

    Crime knows no race it happens in every race so to generalize about a particular tribe is foolish

  5. Mr Jibowu

    January 2, 2014 at 11:42 PM

    Most of these people based in abroad are frustrated for real.
    How can a man killed his pregnant wife at 9 months

  6. Joy Adu

    January 3, 2014 at 12:06 AM

    Evil man!

  7. Ifeanyi

    January 3, 2014 at 12:21 AM

    ****** men and wife battering.

  8. iron bar

    January 3, 2014 at 12:37 AM

    he is a mad man who just murdered two people(mother and child)trust oyibo,he may bag life jail term..meanwhile east orange is a town in Essex fatoumata

  9. Anambra kweun

    January 3, 2014 at 2:38 AM

    RIP MY DEAR,ROT IN JAIL – – -HELL BASTARD.Women pls,pls,pls be careful of who u say I do with & their intention towards u,This fool of a man may be after money or visa & killed mother & child when he couldnt lay his hands on them.for some people that r called Red pls beware,I smell a rat.

    • kim

      January 3, 2014 at 9:28 PM

      your statement had really shown how stupid you are, must you respond to this issue? only God knows your character at home jobless fool. use ur sense b4 making public comments

  10. Awiilo

    January 3, 2014 at 4:45 AM

    No one know what made him kill his wife.. It is true that a lot our women abroad frustrate their husbands alot. While taking undue advantage of western laws and culture they abuse our men alot. As usual the law is alway onyheir side. Frankly speaking it sometime better marrying a foreigner than the so called Wanna be naija woman . They go show u. Rip Fatou

    • patoya

      January 3, 2014 at 6:58 AM

      So your idea is Kill her if she frustrates you abi? The so called foreign laws have actually been put in place to protect women from men with archaic ideologies like you.Tell me what a heavily pregnant woman could have done to warrant being stabbed to death by her husband.Go get yourself a foreign wife nobody cares.Misbehave and she will take you to the cleaners.I trust the Yankees. They will roast him!

    • Kieh

      January 4, 2014 at 12:57 PM

      He married a foreigner. The poor murdered lady was Senegalais.
      I really don´t get your “what made him to kill”. There is NO excuse for killing anyone, then less a woman and a baby!!!!

      • Kieh

        January 4, 2014 at 1:30 PM

        …sorry, Malian. But whatever. The nationality makes no difference, there is a died lady and a died baby at the end.

  11. Anambra kweun

    January 3, 2014 at 7:07 AM

    Well said Patoya .happy new year 4 that.

  12. abbey

    January 3, 2014 at 8:51 AM

    Awilo or what do u call ur name? So if a man is frustrated he must kill d wife? U re very stupid! Am based abroad also and a nigerian married to a nigerian. Have found out these days men abroad depend solemnly on their wives. Am very sure dt lady stopped giving him money dts why he got frustrated and killed her. Its high time men tke up their responsibilitiies. Don’t quote me wrong, they are still a very good few men out there!

  13. coco

    January 3, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    Naija women are notoriously evil. They pretend they love and respect…but it is just because they are poor. Once they have means of making money than their man…one finger would never enter their anus again(proverb)…99% of Nigerian women have prostitution spirit in them and they tend to love money the more than any one on earth….If i were the man who killed the wife…, i would have carried her outside in a bush or farm zone and stab her there…instead of going to jail for a useless Nigeria of a woman..who knows if the pregnancy is not for another richer person than the husband…infact i hate Nigerian women…with that their useless owl-like thief greeedy look.oloshi ….gender.

    • muyi

      January 3, 2014 at 11:31 AM

      It shows u re insane, so all you v to say about a murder is U CAN DO SUCH” Pls what has naija women done to u?

    • Kieh

      January 4, 2014 at 12:59 PM

      the victim was not a Nigerian. Now, do u wanna say all women are evil and deserve to b killed with their children?

  14. D Hunter

    January 3, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    Dis is d height of wickedness. Y on Earth wld any man in his rt senses commit such an abominable act? Kill ur wife of 9mths pregnancy? Goshh! D toth alone is as annoying as it is disgusting…

    Even if he eventually discovad dat d pregnancy belong 2 anoda man, he shld hv just divorce her if he cldn‘t bear it, not kill her.

    Pls Naijagists, i nid an update on dis mata.

  15. james

    January 3, 2014 at 11:10 AM

    this guy should go jail

  16. mrs ohio alias mrs ERANKO

    January 3, 2014 at 1:54 PM





  17. jax

    January 3, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    I knw him very well we grew up in ijapo in akure together before he travelled in 2004 he went to oau he as got a bad temper the we all call him jackie he as a great family and a wonderful mom I saw him last year he really seems like a changed man he served in the US military in iraq and afga his wife is not nigeria she’s from mali and they have 2 kids already tope was a changed man something must have went wrong God help his family. He was a trained military man if he did killed his wife he would have flew the scene the truth is not yet said

    • Edwin Owo

      January 5, 2014 at 12:25 PM

      Pls, u can join us in prayer 4 God’s intervention. This is beyond human comprehension, no such êvil in his lineage, my God will deliever the Tope of my blood. I loved him dearly and prayed God help him out IJN & prayed God’ll console the deceased parents.

    • olaolu

      January 25, 2014 at 8:58 PM

      jax,u re saying the truth u realy know tope very well, i grew up tooo in ijapo tope was a very close friend of my we are always together @ ALTAM SUPERMARKET, a friend of my just call me and stated telling me the story i was shock, well, tope is a bit temper den in dos dayz u no?, its a pitty dat dis happen true him, very painful, TOPE ve a great christian parent from deeper life bible church, may the lord forgive him and deliver him from this evil act in JESUS NAME, HE NEED OUR PRAYERS PLEASE PRAY FOR HIM AND LETS LIV JUDGMENT FOR GOD NOBODY ABOVE MISTAKE, THANKS.

  18. Lawal

    January 3, 2014 at 8:50 PM

    HMMm, Can Jackie pls tell me this never happen,am still not going to believe that Tope actually did this until latter after the police findings of the actual story and to You Nigerians am not gono blame anybody for reacting swiftly and negatively to this issue because it is actually a tragic occurrence people different ways of reacting to issues however it really unfortunate that this actually happen but lets keep our fingers cross and wait for the police finding of the actualy and immediate cause. trusft American police the truth will definitely be unveil but someone just has to be suspected which is normal, non of us knew the cause and we should spare thh poor poor man for now and wait til then, just like I still cant just believe Jackie actually did this. can someone pls wake me from my sleep and tell me am dreaming. May the soul of the departed rst in perfect peace

  19. personal friend

    January 3, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    Jax my sister is,married to his tolu whom is physical himself he has beaten my sister several times unforgivable I personally meet tope sept 2013 nd his wife seem very loving there is something wrong with this family mentally I hope,justice is served for my sister and fatu cause God know they deserve that I don’t give a flying fuck about her culture this crazy mother fuckin is certificated crazy the whole fuckin family ! I have witness this myself from,the phone,calls she made to my sister fearing her poor life and he told,her several times he would kill her he finally did he deserves to be punish to the fuckin full extent of the law!!!! I can’t stand for a another owoseni to destroy another woman they have them woman loving them to the point they will kill my sister left tolu and went and still love him but there not together finally and I sant everyone to pray for my sister as well cause she rapped in this dysfunctional family

    • personal friend

      January 3, 2014 at 9:47 PM

      Excuse someone my misspelling am just torn I pray my sister wakes up from this

    • jax

      January 3, 2014 at 10:50 PM

      @personal friend this is serious are u telling that tolu also get physical with his lady this is really bad I knew tolu as a boy he was quiet and easy going he loves to show off but not to the extent of beating a woman tolu has a baby daugther now is your sister the baby mama? This doesn’t really make sense to me tope’s wife have 2kids for him already and on the verge of having the third. I still don’t understnd why killing her this is really sad something is wrong..I saw tope and his daugther sometimes last year he was even telling how military made him a better man @ personal person u seems to knw tole well am so shock tolu gets physical with a lady he only told me he left his baby mama coz he was still young and not fully ready God help the owoseni’s

    • Lawal

      January 4, 2014 at 8:37 AM

      hello personal friend can you please slow down and pls make urself understandable by all of us reading your lines, sir i dont mean to be disrespectful however i still have to let you know nobody can comprehend what you are trying to say pls

    • Anonymous

      January 4, 2014 at 11:04 PM

      Did you say ur sister is married to his brother Tolu…tragic news, let’s wait for the investigaations to be concluded though…..i know this family, this is sad

  20. kim

    January 3, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    good to hear from you jax n lawal, you are the only sensible guys that commented on this issues unlike some frustrated fools that do not understand the simple word alleged. most especially the lunatic idiot called anambra well am not going to blame them since all nigerian are criminals either guilty or not to their police men. instead of them to be patient and wait till his proven guilty before releasing their forsaken albums. you better pray not to find yourselves in problems, just running mouths like tap jobless he goats. tope i pray God will see you thru if you actually innocent.

  21. Ananbra kweun

    January 4, 2014 at 12:07 AM

    Kim d wise first class working mad human is u that is d lunatic that is documented & must be in chains in ur room,since u have a job what r u doing in naijagist instead of ur work place,I will not be shocked to hear u also sleep with this mad man & is looking forward to be with him,Am sure I didn’t write ur name in my comment but bcos u r a loser looking 4 what 2 hold & die just 2 be remember as a prostitute dat was once in naijagist,u r d idiot that was born in jail & a well known criminal 4 life not Nigeria,may ur jobless head & mouth bow in shame for d rest of ur miserable wicked useless life.shame on u & everything u ever believed in you 2014 Jezebel.

  22. Anambra kweun

    January 4, 2014 at 1:00 AM

    @kim,d first way to know a lunatic is to wait & see a person u do not know address you as a lunatic,u Kim is the first class mad jobless suicidal mad useless woman,I said what I felt about d issue & nothing about u idiot unless you Kim have been fucking the man in question,Are sleeping with this murderer hopeless Kim ?,if you have a paying job Kim why are you here in naijagist looking for gossip like me instead of working your ass off at your work place.respect yourself Kim if that is your real name.Before i forget you are the one that was born and named in jail and a well documented criminal not Nigeria,you should have checked your comment before you post it frustrated witch and not talk unless you are called or refered to when it comes to family matter.may you bow your head and mouth in shame dear kim,shame on whatever you believed in you semi-murderer Kim the 2014 Jezebel.

  23. Ramatou

    January 4, 2014 at 4:37 AM

    May she rest in peace and God welcome her and the unborn baby in heaven

  24. Kieh

    January 4, 2014 at 1:01 PM

    R.I.P., Fatoumata and your baby.

  25. Fola

    January 4, 2014 at 3:03 PM

    So sad to hear that Jackie did this, I cant judge Tope for some reasons, women ths days re heck, they can frustrate, one needs special grace to overcome. Painful Tope didnt learn ths, I knw Jackie well tho, hs temperament no need to be too sentimental, agaisnt all, I hold ur back frd, God is ur strength, may d spirit or ur wife finds peace, may u find peace too..We men shud learn frm ths, especially my self, my wife can frustrate me sometimes, I thank God I learn more frm Jackie story…

  26. John

    January 4, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    This is beyond comprehension. Sad indeed. Husband needs his brain examined. I wonder what type psychiatric problems he suffers from?

  27. OGA

    January 5, 2014 at 2:31 AM

    Listen, I grew up in Akure with Jackie, we both attended NYU where he got his masters. we played bball and worked out together on few occasions so this is like a dream to me. RIP to Fatoumata. Jackie, IF YOU REALLY DID THIS, May God punish you.

  28. Onyebuchi

    January 5, 2014 at 4:22 AM

    Let me first extend my condolence to the family of Fatouma, I pray God to give them the fortitude to bear the loss. The information above is still sketchy, we don’t have a clear picture of what precipitated the incident, and that is why I will not judge this case or take sides. Having said that, it is important to tell ourselves the truth otherwise we will not be helping. The things “NIGERIAN WOMEN” do in this US will push any man to this point. Let me give you a very real example. The wife of a friend of mine (name withheld)who lives on Lenox Avenue the adjacent St. to South Munn, where this incident happened who was also a deaconess in redeemed church on main St. was impregnated by a friend visiting from Nevada, the guy was going to hurt someone until we intervened and they continued to live as husband and wife, but july last year (2013) this same deaconess in the Redeemed Christian Church of God was caught red handed by her husband with Mr. Moshood Balogun the owner of HIGHTECH Currier services on Central Avenue having sex in Balogun’s house on South 10th St in Newark, and my friend walked away from the scene rather than kill someone. If he had killed in that situation no one would be talking about what the wife did rather we would have been talking about a heartless guy who killed his wife or Balogun. Its time to talk to Nigerian Men, but most especially Nigerian Women. May God Help us!

  29. tayo balogun

    January 5, 2014 at 7:37 AM

    reading thru the comments made me sad. everyone or almost everyone failed to separate arrest from conviction.its sadder still that we do no pause to ask questions like is it possible for someone to stab his wife severally and wait to be caught? i know the owoseni family very well. they are a nice family.tope went to good universities in nigeria(ife) and nyu in d us. he has lived fairly happily with his wife and two kids.if he is to kill his wife would he wait till just two days to edd to stab her to death in his house?there are many more questions and what i think we should do is wait for the wheel of justice to grind to a halt before learning from the unfortunate incidence. tope’s family together with those of his wife are grief stricken. we should not add to their pains by comments that are largely uninformed.may the LORD help us. in passing i would like to state that the owoseni’s are not a dysfunctional family except of course you are saying we all are dysfunctional.

  30. Edwin Owo

    January 5, 2014 at 12:41 PM

    This guy is not frustrated, why should he? I still loved & prayed for him because, the case is beyond human comprehension. Aboveall, God should repose the soul of Fatoumata and give her family the fortitude to bear the irreparable tragedy!

  31. abu

    January 6, 2014 at 2:45 PM

    please respect the dead and pray for the families.every body is hurting right now,no need to call people names

  32. lola

    January 6, 2014 at 3:28 PM

    It’s so sad. Tope was a childhood friend on oduduwa street in ijapo estate n his brother Tolu was n is stil d cutest baby I ever saw. They also had loving parents. Don’t know what went wrong. Hope it’s not true. May d souls of d departed r.i.p .

  33. TK

    January 7, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    This is sad. I am kind of related to the desceased. She was a loving, sweet girl. I do not know Tope well. I believe, no human being deserves an illegal violent death. Many lives are hurt when that is done. He picked the girl up from her mom in Maryland before christmas just to hear the death of her after christmas? How comes the old lady heard the death of her daughter very late. Definitely, Tope should man-up and say the truth. This will put the case to rest and people will afterwards stop grieving.

  34. FDEKO

    January 9, 2014 at 12:50 PM

    So sad…cant comprehend this.!!!!!!!!His family is down to earth n fuii of humility n God fearing…devil u are a liar..OMG have mercy..May d good Lord comfort the deceased family n grant the departed soul peaceful rest..

  35. shocked person

    January 11, 2014 at 8:07 PM

    guess his luck ran out to lie his way out of everything . a persons true character is displayed when they are grown not when they are very young . You can be is disbelief all you want but at the end of if all he killed her by strangulation according to the final news report I read . His sister inlaw said his brother is the same way and so the cycle continues .Are u saying she is not telling the truth ? she witness it herself physical evidence is the strongest evidence there is . she was found in a bathtub with no visible signs of blood . I wonder what the reason was for her state when the police arrived or what the conversation was like when he made the call to 911. He had a good run to be with all the women he was able to be with before he was married , while he was married and after the was married . They were about to add another child to the family and he was not that involed because he never lived with her . He is from a respectable family but now they have to hang their heads in shame and guilt … a mothers child was murdered fro no reason that warrant her life to go like that . he murdered the mother of his children and killed one of his own while doing so . How heartless can u be to do that . He got his masters ? wow what a waste . I am so happy he could not lie him self out of this one . His brother marry to get his papers and then made an excuse for him to have his own way by being abusive as well .

    • personal friend

      January 18, 2014 at 5:36 AM

      To all the ppl on here whom seem to be not understanding what I was saying I was very upset and yes to the person asking the question about tolu wife yes she is my sister and to the other person that days there not dysfunctional damn lie I don’t care what anybody days and am not being judgmental myself but in all the respect that God has given me there are no words that explain how I fear for my sister as well I hope justice be served to all the women that have put up with abuse also I would like to state that just because someone was a cute quit kids and there family may have been loving and bah bah bah truth of the matter them mother tickets crazy and only time will show ppl changed and sometimes not for the better sometimes the worse I don’t care how many degrees you obtain don’t make everybody smart I pray for the weak cause God know this family needs God himself

  36. lola

    January 12, 2014 at 1:14 PM

    I hope this will serve as a lesson 2 those wife bashers out there. Tope probably never knew his action would cause d death of his wife. Howccan u claim 2 love somebody n cause bodily harm 2 dat person. If u’re getting pissed off on a regular basis n there is no hope of d person changing why not take a walk than 2 get violent. Tope got away with so many things as a child. It’s a pity he had 2 reap d reward of over-indulgence as an adult.

  37. ango

    February 11, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    OMG….what a sad story. Jackie pee, i pray God see you through.

  38. 7b Oduduwa Street

    July 7, 2015 at 2:46 PM

    I have tried and tried to understand what I read today and I still can’t make any sense of it.

    We grew up together in Oduduwa street in Ijapo estate. Kids mostly have issues growing but the last time we spoke few years ago, he was happy with his life, his job in the US military, and everything in general.

    This is beyond reasoning to me. I have cried and I am still crying that the Owoseni’s have to ro through all this. I pray GOD in his mercy will be with Mr and Mrs Owoseni, Feyi, Tayo, Tolu and Tope Owoseni.
    He was homely and happy the last time we spoke. He told me about his wife, his job and we remembered the days when we jump over fences into each others house.
    I pray GOD helps us calm the storm in the lives of the Owoseni’s. I pray the truth comes out. I pray GOD forgives us all. I pray GOD grants the dead eternal rest. I pray GOD grant us patience in times of anger so that no matter what, we won’t overreact. TOPE OWOSENI !! JACKIE!!! MAY GOD HELP U I PRAY IN JESUS NAME. OLUWA SAANU FUN WA OOOO.

  39. kaymax thoma

    July 8, 2015 at 10:41 PM

    can it be true? what a minute l knew right from cec.though he was very stubborn……but not to extent of killing….well, if it is true….God will judge him according to his hands work

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