A 39-year-old housewife, Mrs. Omotayo Salawudeen, has confessed that she covered the mouth of her husband, Alhaji Hakeem Salawudeen, while the 24-year-old man she hired to kill him stabbed him to death.
Omotayo, who was paraded by the police in Osogbo on Monday for alleged murder, made the confession while being interviewed by journalists.
Omotayo said her husband was loving, adding that she had sex with him before 24-year-old Dolapo Oladapo, who she allegedly hired to kill her husband, stabbed him to death.
She said, “I hired Oladapo Dolapo to kill my husband. We were married for about 17 years. We are blessed with three children. They are aged 17, 15 and 12. My husband did not not offend me, I was just mad at him.
“I choked him with pillow after having sex with him; and Dolapo stabbed him to death with a knife.
“I don’t know what came over me, but I am regretting my action. I didn’t know it would end this way.”
Oladapo, who the woman said she hired to kill her husband, also confessed that he stabbed the deceased while Omotayo covered his mouth with a pillow.
Oladapo said Omotayo hired him to punish her husband and that she promised him that she would give him anything he requested if the operations was successful.
The Commissioner of Police in Osun State, Mr. Fimihan Adeoye, said a relation of the deceased came to report the incident to the police and that police detectives were quickly deployed to the scene of the crime.
He said Oladapo was the first to be arrested.
Adeoye said investigation by the police revealed that Omotayo did not only hire Dolapo, but actively participated in killing her late husband.
The CP said investigation was still ongoing, saying the case would be charged to court soon.