A female Lawyer, Yewande Oyediran, who was accused of killing her husband with a knife last year in Ibadan has denied the allegation.
Punch reported that Yewande explained that her husband’s mistress who has a son for him called her accusing her of not allowing him to take care of the boy.
According to her, she reported the call to her husband but he got angry about it because he had warned her to stop bothering about the other woman.
“He just got off from the bed and got very angry; asking me what my problem was and started beating me. I cried for help. Our landlord and his wife could not gain entrance because we had locked the door and Lowo had pinned me down on the floor.”
“I later stretched my hand to the dressing table and I took a pair of scissors which I used to ‘flash’ him. That was how I escaped from him and opened the door for our landlord and his wife. After opening the door for the landlord, his wife tried to treat my husband, because she was a retired nurse”
Yewande explained that when she returned to the bedroom that night to re-arrange their room which had been scattered, her husband, who was lying on the bed stood up with a plank in his hands and tried knocking a nail to the door with it.
Yewande said she was asleep when she noticed her husband was beating her with the plank he held earlier, whilst holding a knife.
She said she managed to escape, but her husband caught her beside their landlord’s car.
“I was struggling with all my strength, but he pinned me down there. All of a sudden, I felt I was able to push him off me. But it was not me; I even thought it was my landlord’s son that pushed him off.”
“When I was running, he was calling me. But when I looked back, Lowo suddenly fell and I went back to him. That was when I discovered blood coming out from his neck.”
“I cannot kill my husband, I still love him, even if we quarreled, it wouldn’t be to the point of death.’’