A 63-year-old man identified as Oluwatunbosun Fadahunsi, was arrested for killing his wife, and he said he thought she was a goat when he was hacking her to death.
The police arrested Fadahunsi on October 5th 2019 after it was discovered he used a cutlass to machete his wife to death at Ita-Ipele Camp, via Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
The police arraigned the 60-something year old before a Magistrate court today and he recounted how he murdered his wife to the court. When asked if she did not cry for help during the assault and why he did not stop after the first cut, he responded
“She cried for help. But at the point of matcheting her, her cry sounded like that of a goat. So, I thought I was actually killing a goat. It was after killing her that my eyes became clear and I ran away. I don’t understand how it all happened. Please have mercy on me.”
Fadhunsi who had no legal representation, begged the court to temper justice with mercy saying he was only aware of what he had done after killing her.
Recounting why he attacked her, the accused said
“We only had quarrel over our children school fees. I never knew when I matcheted her. It was after she died that I realized what I had done. Please have mercy on me and help me beg my children.”
The charge sheet read:
“You, Dahunsi Oluwatubosun, ‘m’ on October 5, 2019 at about 6:30am at Ita-Ipele Camp via Owo in the Ondo Magisterial District unlawfully matcheted your wife, Funmilayo Dahunsi ‘f’ on her two hands, head, stomach, neck and her jaw with cutlass to death and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 316 and punishable under section 319(1) of the Criminal Code Cap. 37 Volume 1 Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.”
The Chief Magistrate, Charity Adeyanju, ordered that he be remanded in the Olokuta Prison Correctional Center, pending the advice from the DPP.
She adjourned the case till January 13th 2020.