Lover-killer suspect, Blessing Edet
Mr Edet Ebong, a member of staff of the Akwa Ibom State Transport Company, has been reported dead, after he was stabbed by his lover and soon to be wife. The sad incident occurred last week, in Ogombo village, Lekki, Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State.
Recounting what transpired that very night, the suspect, Blessing Edet said, he came home that night drunk and requested that I prepared noodles for him. After eating and we laid down to sleep, he started making advances for sex.
I politely told him that I was tired. At a point, he wanted to have it by force but I stopped the move. He flared up and started beating me. He said he was free to have me any time he wanted because we were going to get married. Unable to control his emotion, he broke the standing mirror and used one of the broken pieces to stab me in the eye.
According to her, “at that point, I rushed into the kitchen and brought the knife I used to slice onion for the noodles. I only wanted to threaten him with it. But before I knew it, I mistakenly stabbed him in the stomach by the side of his left ribs. “Honestly, I did not know the knife pierced into his stomach because he kept chasing me around. He went under the bed and brought out a cutlass, threatening to cut off my neck.
My younger brother who lives with me did all he could to stop him. When he discovered he couldn’t, he rushed out and started calling for help. It was at this point I noticed that my lover was getting weak and fell down. On closer look, I discovered he was bleeding profusely. When my landlord came, he called in policemen from Ogombo Division.”
At this point, she stopped talking and held her head with her two hands and started pulling her hairs. Thereafter, she tilted back and forth and burst into tears. Asked why she was crying, she said amid tears, “I have neither a mother nor a father to cry to at the moment.
He filled that vacuum. He promised me while the going was good that our children would not be orphaned. I prayed like never before for his survival while he was in the hospital. The worst has happened and I am crying because I don’t know where I am going from here. I swear I stabbed him mistakenly,” she stressed, with an expression of guilt.
She was full of remorse, finding it difficult to accept she actually killed her lover. In an emotion-laden tone, she said: “I never meant to kill him. Of all the men I have come across, he appealed most to me.”
Mr Edet, was rushed to a hospital within the vicinity by policemen from Ogombo Division who were alerted by the landlord identified as Baba Dada. Unfortunately, he was reportedly rejected. Thereafter, he was rushed to the Marina General Hospital where doctors battled in vain to save his life.
At the moment, his alleged killer, Miss Blessing Edet, is in custody at the State Criminal and Investigations Department (SCIID), Yaba.
A version of the account at Crime Guard’s disposal reveals that the quarrel between the love birds was as a result of Blessing’s refusal to add canned sardines in the noodles her live-in over asked her to prepare for him.
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