A mentally retarded husband has been killed by his wife and the wife’s lover in Lagos State.
The victim’s wife, Kwenume Ojo(pictured) is a citizen of Benin Republic while the victim, Jimoh Ojo(pictured) who was mentally retarded hailed from Yewa in Ogun State.
17-year-old Kwenume was said to have been forced to marry Jimoh who was a petty carpenter, and at 32 was twice the teenage bride’s age. The couple lived on Apolo Street in Makoko, and were blessed with a girl child.
Forced by her parents to marry the man she didn’t have affection for, reports have it that Kwenume was having love affair with one Segun. Their illicit affair got so steamy that Kwenume and Segun hatched a plot to kill her husband.
The murder plot execution last Friday has landed them in police net.
Police said Segun gave Kwenume the poison that was used to lace Jimoh’s drink by the disgruntled wife.
Around 11.00pm, the mentally challenged Jimoh gleefully guzzled down a bottle of coke laced with poison, which Kwenume gave him, and collapsed to the floor before he died in pain from poisoning.