A 41-year old man, Festus Aimufua who allegedly killed his lover, Rose Aifuwa in the early hours of Christmas Day in Benin, the Edo State capital has said that the two of them were drunk on the fateful day.
Aimufua (pictured) was last Friday paraded by the Edo State Police Command. It was alleged that he killed his Australia-based Nigerian lover(pictured right) on Christmas Eve and dumped her body along the road after the deceased asked him to pay up N20m he was owing her.
A spare-parts seller, Aimufa who is married and has two children told reporters that he killed the deceased by accident under the influence of alcohol.
He said: “When I got to her place, I took a stick of cigarette from her and told her that I will need to go home early, that somebody was in my car. But as I was leaving her door she blocked me.
“I told her that I guessed she was drunk because any time she was drunk, that was the way she behaved. But the next thing I noticed was a slap, I retaliated. Before that I observed that somebody was sleeping somewhere in her room, where I went to collect the cigarette. So I went outside but the boy sleeping there woke up and told me not to leave the house.
“She went to wake up another person and was telling the person something inside. So the guy came out and said I should not leave the compound. The boy started making calls, so I quickly entered my car and locked the car. I saw her rush towards me but I had pinned the doors already. But she blocked my car and I saw two of the boys trying to drag her out of my way. Then I zoomed off, but I was now asking my boy after we left the compound if I hit anybody. The boy said no, that God forbid. But I was not comfortable because I was really drunk.”