Horror struck in Akure on Wednesday night, when an ex-police officer, identified as Taju Adeniyi, butchered his wife and mother of his four kids, Moyosade Ademeso, to near death, over reasons still unknown to the public.
Moyosade, a 36-year old kerosene seller, while narrating her ordeal on the hospital bed, in Akure, on Thursday, said her husband (Taju) had, before that night, deserted her for another woman.
She said: “He had left me and the kids for another woman until he reappeared again on Wednesday night with his gang around 11pm when I was already sleeping, he broke the door with a mortal to gain access into the room. Before I knew what was happening he had hit my head with a cudgel and he started stabbing me
severally on the head with a broken bottle.”
Moyosade however called on security agencies to arrest Taju who took to his heels immediately after the incident, according to her, “if Taju is not arrested, he might still come back, because this is not the first time he will be doing this, he will just barge into my house to beat me and leave immidiately after doing so.”
A Doctor at the private hospital where Moyosade is presently receiving treatment, Dr Ayo Adeyemi, said that Moyosade escaped death by a whisker and he assured that she’s now in a stable condition. “She’s just a very lucky woman because if the cut had gone a little bit deeper, there’s no how she would have gotten to the hospital alive, she would have died before getting here.
Even in times of riot, you hardly see this type of injury the woman sustained from the butchering, not to talk of conflict between husband and wife, it’s pure madness,” the Doctor said.
Ondo state Police PRO, Wale Ogodo, who confirmed that the case has been reported with the Police force, said that his men are on the trail of the accused and assured that he would be arrested soon.