I covered my husband’s mouth with pillow while assassin stabbed him to death – Wife
A 39-year-old housewife, Mrs. Omotayo Salawudeen, has confessed that she covered the mouth of her husband, Alhaji Hakeem Salawudeen, 43, while a 24-year-old man she hired to kill him stabbed him to death. Omotayo, who was paraded by the police in Osogbo, Nigeria on Monday for alleged murder, made the confession while being interviewed by journalists. The suspect said her man was a loving husband, adding that she had sex with him before Dolapo Oladapo, whom she hired to kill him, stabbed him to death.
She said, “I hired Dolapo Oladapo to kill my husband. We were married for about 17 years; we were blessed with three children. They are aged 17, 15 and 12. My husband did not offend me; I was just mad at him.
“I choked him with a pillow after having sex with him and Oladapo stabbed him to death with a knife. I don’t know what came over me, but I regret my action.” However, our correspondent gathered from a police source that the man had impregnated another woman sometime in 2016. The police source said on the day, the wife called Hakeem, who was at a party, to come back home. He said, “Unknown to him, his wife had brought an assassin home and hid him in one of the rooms.”
Oladapo said Omotayo hired him to punish her husband, adding that she promised him that she would give him anything he requested if the operation was successful. The Commissioner of Police in Osun State, Mr. Fimihan Adeoye, stated that a relation of the deceased reported the incident to the police. He said Oladapo was the first to be arrested for the murder of Hakeem.
Adeoye said, “Investigation revealed that Omotayo did not only hire Oladapo, but actively participated in killing her husband.” The CP said investigation was ongoing, adding that the case would be charged to court soon.
Somalia has restored its internet connection after repairing a severed undersea cable, a telecoms official said on Monday, after an outage that the government said had cost the economy millions of dollars a day.
However, a police officer said attacks by Islamist militants had dropped during the outage that lasted more than three weeks.
"The internet is now back and clients are using it," said Adnan Ali, the media director for Hormuud Telecom, the country's top operator.
Businesses had to close or improvise to remain open during the shutdown and the telecoms minister told state radio it cost the equivalent of about $10 million (£7.7 million) in daily economic output. Information Minister Abdirahman Omar Osman apologised to citizens on Tuesday for the outage, which hit all landline and mobile users apart from those with access to private satellite connections, and called for them to have back-up plans.
"We urge internet companies to have a backup so that people do not suffer another outage in the future," he told Reuters.
Somalia's economy is picking up slowly after the army and an African Union peacekeeping force helped drive Islamist group al Shabaab out of Mogadishu and other strongholds. Al Shabaab wants to topple the Western-backed government and rule the country according to its strict interpretation of Islamic sharia law. Nur Bile, a police officer, said the number of reported attacks by al Shabaab had dropped during the outage, accusing the group of using the web to publicise its attacks and spread its ideology.
"There were almost no blasts in Mogadishu during the outage. Al Shabaab launches the attacks and the media spreads the news on the internet," Bile said.
He said the police had uncovered three bombs planted in vehicles in the capital Mogadishu on Monday. The militants were not available immediately to comment. Residents said the resumption of internet access was welcome news.
"I have the chance to communicate with my lost friends and relatives," said 25-year old Aden Ismail.
Oluchi Emeobi, a 24-year-old mother from Anambra State in Nigeria sold her two-month old baby and used part of the proceeds to buy a motorcycle.This news was dicclosed by the Anambra State Police Commissioner, Mr. Garba Umar yesterday. The State police were parading about 100 criminal suspects held at the police command headquarters in Awka.
In a report from The Guardian, Nigeria, Umar said on July 8, 2017 around 11a.m., police detectives attached to Nnewi Division arrested Oluchi, who allegedly conspired "with her friend, one Nchedoch Richard, aged 26, of the same address and sold her two-month old baby to a woman popularly known as First Lady, now at large."
He added that: "In order to conceal her dastardly act, the suspect reported at the police station under false pretense that she left her baby in the custody of a yet-to-be ascertained woman who absconded with the baby to an unknown destination."
The CP said exhibits recovered from the principal suspect (Oluchi) included N250,000 cash and one motorcycle she allegedly bought with part of the money realised from the sale of her baby.
Umar said the matter was under investigation and that efforts would be intensified to arrest the fleeing suspect and recover the baby.Meanwhile, three women, who allegedly kidnapped a three-week-old baby in Ayobo area of Lagos State, were on Tuesday docked before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates' Court.
The accused: Theresa Ezeala, 56; Augustina Oparaocha, 54; and Florence Ifeanyi, 52 are facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, kidnapping and receiving stolen child. The women pleaded not guilty to the charges.