The wife of Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, Ibidun, has escaped the evil machinations of some men who planned to kill her through poison.
Three men including a 36-year-old herbalist, Akeem Makinde-Ewuosi, a dog handler for the family, Abdulkareem Mohammed and their security guard, Paul Eke, have been dragged before a Lagos Magistrate Court sitting in Tinubu, in the state, for attempting to murder Ibidunni Ighodalo, the wife of Pastor Ituah Ighodalo of Trinity House Church, through poison.
According to Leadership Newspaper, the culprits were charged for conspiracy and attempted murder.
The prosecutor in the case, Chidi Okoye, said the attempt to murder the former beauty queen and the brain behind Elizabeth R, an upscale event management company, took place between January 28 and February 10, 2015, at the family's residence at 4b Ogun Street, Osborne Foreshore Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos.
He added that it was the same poisonous substance which was used to poison the pastor's dog, Simba, sometime ago.
Okoye alleged that Mohammed had confessed that he had sexual fantasies towards the very pretty Ibidun Ighodalo, and in his warped mind, planned to kill her husband after killing the dog, so that the affection she has for her husband and the dog will be transferred to him.
But the culprits were apprehended after Ighodalo said she “prayed and the Holy Spirit revealed” to her that something was wrong.
When they were confronted, they allegedly confessed to the crime of poisoning the dog and also planning to get rid of her.
Mohammed allegedly confessed that he got a black soap and powder from the herbalist who asked him to buy a sponge, bath with it and throw it into the river.
According to Okoye, the native doctor had assured Mohammed that after the bath, he would be able to demand for N10m and any other thing he wanted from Ighodalo and she would give them to him.
The case was adjourned to March 18, 2015.