Tragedy struck in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State on Christmas Day when a woman identified simply as Iya Bose (Christiana) reportedly stabbed her husband to death over his refusal to provide money for the family.
The suspect brutally hacked her husband to death in Majidun Awori in Ikorodu after a brief argument.
The state police spokesperson, Dolapo Badmus confirmed the incident to newsmen, saying the suspect has been arrested and would be charged to court upon completion of investigation.
It was learnt that Christiana, 37, had asked the husband for money for food to celebrate Christmas, but the husband had said he didn’t have any money.
This was said to have led to a quarrel between the couple, which degenerated into a fight.
Our correspondent was told that in the ensuing scuffle, Christiana, a mother of three, picked a kitchen knife, with which she stabbed the husband to death.
A police source said the incident happened around 5.20pm, adding that it threw the community into confusion.
“She also accused him of spending his money on women outside, thereby neglecting her and her children. In the process, her husband dropped N1,000 on the floor, but she said he should go to the market and get the things himself with the amount, which she said would not get her anything.