Samuel Ambe, an offiicial of the Lagos State University has been arrested over the alleged killing of his lover, Mata Jidonu. PUNCH reports that Jidonu was married to a lawyer, Sunday Jidonu, and had three children. She worked at the University’s Department of Works and Physical Planning, and was discovered to have visited Ambe on February 15 and didn’t return. Her husband returned home earlier that day and met his wife who was set to go out, and then got worried when she didn’t come home.
“I came back from the court that day around 2pm because I was ill,” Mr Jidonu said. “On getting home, I found out that my wife was dressed up, ready to go out. “I slept after taking the drugs. Laura woke me up around 5pm and I asked his brother where their mother was. I called her number but it did not go through. I called her mother, our church and the centre where she was doing a post-literacy study; they all said she was not with them.”
She did not come home that day, and the following day, he reported to the Badagry Police Division, and was still making statements when he got a call from the community’s vigilante that his wife’s corpse had been found. “She was strangled and stabbed in the leg. Her private parts’ hairs had been shaved off,” he said, and then he learnt of his wife’s relationship with Ambe and involved the police. ”
I reported to the police and eight days later, he was arrested,” Mr Jidonu said. “As we were going to the station in a police van, he called somebody on the telephone, telling the person in Egun language that the fat woman had been traced to his house. He did not know that I understand the language.”
His phones got seized, and an investigation team found blood stains in his house and Ambe asked Mr Jidonu to forgive, though he denied killing Mrs Jidonu.
Confirming the incident, the Ogun State Police spokesperson, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi, said Ambe would be charged to court.