347 Sunday Jidonu,

A staff of the Lagos State University, Samuel Ambe, has been arrested for allegedly killing his lover, Mata Jidonu for ritual.

In the report by Punch, thirty-two-year-old Mata was married to a lawyer, Sunday Jidonu, and bore him three children while the suspect worked at the Department of Works and Physical Planning of the university.

It was reported that Mata left her matrimonial home in Agric area of Ikogazebba, Badagry around 3pm on February 15, on the ground that she was going to the market only to end up in Ambe’s house few kilometres away.

Her family became scared, jittery and worried. And when she didn’t turn up in the house, the husband reported at the Badagry Police Division.

“I was at the station, when the head of the vigilante group in our community called me on the telephone that my wife had been found dead in a bush path. When I got to the scene, a crowd had gathered and policemen from Ado-Odo Ota, Ogun State, had arrived to pick her corpse. She was strangled and stabbed in the leg. Her private parts’ hairs had been shaved off.

“He (Ambe) begged me to forgive him. He said he was not the one who killed my wife and that he was only dating her.

“But there are enough indications for me to believe that he is behind the death of my wife,” the bereaved husband told Punch.

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