Police Sergeant Folake Ogunbodede who has been accused of stabbing her husband multiple times has said she did it in self-defense.
According to reports over the weekend, Folake stabbed her husband several times at their residence in Ipaja, Lagos state, after a disagreement that made the husband leave the house.
Concise News gathered that on his arrival later that night, she stabbed him and went into hiding.
Sources close to the family said the report spreading online was false, saying, Folake and her husband, Inspector Taiwo, fought on Saturday.
The husband was said to have stabbed his wife close to her eye and beside the neck. He also allegedly threatened her with a knife or broken bottle each time he was drunk.
Another source close to the family said the mother of three had been told by her family to leave the marriage due to the constant domestic violence but she refused because of her children.
“They have been married for long and they have three children. The man always beats her whenever he’s drunk. He doesn’t just beat her but uses any object close by to hit her,” the source said.
”There was a time he stabbed her on her breast and mouth. His drinking habit is one of the issues that usually caused problems between them.”
Spokesman for the police in Lagos Chike Oti said the case was being investigated.