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Abused wife murders her husband after suicide bid fails

By Mason White 5:20 PM January 6, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
A woman was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly killing her husband because he abused her, police in Nigeria said.

The Lagos State Police Department said that they arrested 27-year-old Folashade Shodiya, after being accused of killing her husband.

During questioning, Shodiya told investigators that she was forced to stab her husband to death because he abused her. Shodiya lived with her 39-year-old husband, Jude Igbedion, on Balogun Street.

According to the police investigation, the couple was fighting about finances. Shodiya claimed that she constantly suffered beatings, and recently she tried to commit suicide by eating poison.

Her life was saved after neighbors rushed her to a nearby hospital. After she came home from the hospital, the woman decided to kill her husband.

The woman said that she was in the kitchen when her husband charged at her with a hanger. She grabbed a knife to defend herself. “My husband just walked into the knife,” the woman told investigators.

The husband left behind a daughter, 1-year-old Amanda.