A jealous woman has sent her younger lover to his untimely grave by slitting his throat over allegations of cheating.
According to Punch, Mary, who runs a beer parlour in Abukuru, Ajegunle area of Lagos State, and the 38-year-old Pereowei, had been dating for over 13 years but they had been involved in serious fights several times over accusations of infidelity from both parties.
But the problems got to a gruesome end when Mary reportedly slit Pereowei’s throat while he was sleeping in the early hours of Friday, January 27, 2017, left him in a pool of his blood and went into hiding.
It was gathered that the victim who did not die immediately, had screamed for help but died before neighbours could rush him to a hospital but before he died, he was able to tell them what happened.
A resident of the area said that Mary had been accusing the late Pereowei of dating another woman in the neighbourhood some weeks before the incident and had vowed to deal with him.
The deceased’s elder sister, Linda Pereowei, who resides on Orodu Lane, Ajegunle, narrated that she was asleep around 3 am on the day of the incident when one of her brother’s neighbour came to inform her about the incident.
“By the time I got there, my brother was dead. This is the 13th year that they have been dating each other. She cast a spell on my brother so that he would not be able to quit the relationship.
No single child between them and they were not married. Sometime last year, she stabbed him in the head and eye. It took months before the wounds healed. She has achieved her aim.
We are from Bayelsa State. Our father is late, but we still have an ageing mother. She has not been informed about his death. I want the police to ensure that she joins my brother in heaven. That is all I want,” the tearful Linda said.
A resident of the area who gave his name as Alade, said Mary who is far older than the deceased, was insecure and was always on the edge anytime Pereowei was seen with another woman.
The suspect, it was learned, was later arrested by the police from the Ajeromi Division while the case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Yaba, for further investigation.