Homicide detectives from Ejigbo Police Station in Lagos State have arrested a pregnant lady who stabbed her husband to death while they were having argument over the likelihood of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan or General Muhammadu Buhari winning the presidential poll.
It was gathered that the husband decided to vote for the Peoples Democratic Party, while his wife, simply identified as Onyiyechi, wanted to vote for the All Progressives Congress.
Shocked residents of Ejibgo said that they saw the couple sitting outside and chatting amicably an hour before the tragic incident.
The argument started on Saturday, moments after voters started casting their votes.
An argument, which started with the couple stressing points against the other’s candidates, snowballed into a fight.
It was alleged that the husband, unmindful that his wife was pregnant, pounced on her.
Immediately the lady had a few minutes respite, she grabbed a kitchen knife and buried it into her husband’s chest.
One of the neighbours, who refused to disclose his name, said: “We were all outside waiting to vote when the woman rushed out, shouting for help.
“When we got into the apartment, we discovered blood everywhere.
“We saw that the blood was oozing from the man’s chest.
“He was lying on the ground.
“He died before we could rush him to the hospital.”
The man opined the deceased might have survived if only Onyiyechi had alerted neighbours on time.
He said: “It seems she only attempted to manage the situation immediately the incident occurred.
“It was when she discovered that the situation had overwhelmed her that she raised alarm.”
As at Sunday, the couple’s apartment had been locked up.