by ‘Jola Sotubo
A woman who was accused of stabbing her brother-in-law to death over a domestic argument has revealed the reason for her action.
Obiageli Oriuwa is said to have stabbed her husband’s brother, Ikechukwu because he refused to move out of the family house.
The suspect is currently being held at the State Criminal Investigation Department in Yaba, Lagos while the crime is being investigated.
PM News reports:
A member of the victim’s family, Chinedu Oriuwa, alleged that it was not the first time Obiageli attempted to kill Ikechukwu. He said she had asked the doctor and his family to move out of the family house, claiming that the house belongs to her husband since he is the first son of the family.
Chinedu said though the matter was settled between them, Obiageli still continued to nurse animosity against everybody in the house, including their mother who has now travelled abroad.
Chinedu explained that Obiageli’s husband, Edward, who is their elder brother, married the suspect two months after he had married a lady identified as Veronica, against the wish of the family and this always caused quarrel between Obiageli and other members of the family, including the late medical doctor.
Confirming what led to the incident, the mother of three, who spoke with P.M.NEWS from police custody, claimed that she did not deliberately set out to kill the medical doctor, but only wanted him and his wife to pack out of the family house.
She said she was entitled to live in the house since her husband is the first son of the family.
The suspect explained that she was always having disagreement with the late Ikechukwu because he did not want his elder brother to marry her.
Obiageli said her husband married her against the wish of his family and because of that there was always quarrel between her and the family including the late Ikechukwu.
When asked how she felt about the incident, Obiageli said she was confused and that if she had known, she would not have married into the family.