For allegedly taking the sum of N2,000 from her husband's pocket without telling him, a 30-year-old housewife, Dupe Ikharia, has had her legs crushed by her police officer husband, Lucky Ikharia, who also murdered their baby in the process before attempting to kill himself.
Policeman Crushes Wife's Legs; Kills Baby Over N2,000
A police officer attached to the Makinde Police Division, Lagos, Lucky Ikharia, allegedly used his bus to crush his wife's legs and killed their baby boy after he accused her of stealing his N2,000.
The 34-year-old officer attached to the Makinde Police Division, Oshodi, Lagos, had allegedly used his bus to run over his wife several times, and thinking he had killed her, fled the scene, went home and stabbed his baby son, David to death, ripping the toddler's intestines, before turning the knife on himself in an attempt to take his life.
Lucky, who luckily did not die from his self inflicted wounds, is no where to be found while his wife, is said to be in a critical condition.
The incidence which occurred at the family’s rented apartment in Kale Close, Mafoluku, Oshodi, on October 30, 2014, is still sending ripples down the spines of those who knew the otherwise calm police officer who must have allowed the devil to take a hold of him.
Punch Metro reports that four days prior to the incident, Lucky, who hails from Sabon Gida Ora, Edo State, had a quarrel with his wife, Dupe, over the missing N2,000, after which he reportedly sent her packing. The policeman, had also ‘seized’ their only child from Dupe as a means of ‘punishing’ her.
At about 8pm on the day of the attack, Dupe, an indigene of Abeokuta, Ogun State, was heading for her mother’s house in Mushin, unknown to her that Lucky was waiting in a bus to attack her. It was learnt that on getting to Olorunshogo junction, Lucky pursued his wife with the bus, crushing her legs in the process.
Leaving her for dead, Lucky was said to have fled the scene while passersby initially thought the attack was random. However, after Dupe was rushed to a nearby hospital on same evening for treatment and had regained consciousness the following morning, she explained that the man who drove the bus which crushed her legs was her own husband.
Unknown to Dupe, after her husband attacked her, he reportedly drove back to their apartment where he stabbed their child, David, in the belly, before fleeing the residence. Lucky’s co-tenants and Dupe’s relatives who discovered the baby’s corpse in the morning, reported the incident at the Akinpelu Police Division. It was also gathered that the knife and the bus had both been recovered.
When PUNCH Metro visited the hospital where Dupe was receiving treatment, the woman, who could hardly speak, said the cause of the fight was a sum of N2, 000 which Lucky claimed she stole.
We got married and started living together around October 2013. We usually had quarrels and that was not the first time he would beat me up, and send me out of the house. But this incident started on Sunday, October 26. Lucky had initially kept N15,000 with me.
Then, on Sunday, he collected N5, 000 to repair the bus. Later I gave him the rest, only to realise it was N8, 000. So, he began to question where I kept the remaining N2, 000. But I knew that it was his nature to stir up trouble because he had a habit of keeping money with me and going again to take it.
So, we began to fight, and he asked me to leave the house. He did not allow me to take the child with me that day. I was sleeping in friends’ places until Thursday when I decided to go back home. I did not find my baby, and when I asked him, he threatened that if he met me in the house by evening, he would kill me, kill the baby and himself.
Dupe said she was then called by her mother to come to their family house in Mushin, adding that as she got on her way, and was at the Olorunshogo junction, a commercial bus swerved to her path and hit her several times.
The commercial bus was his bus. He was the only man inside. He hit me and I fell. Then he reversed and came over my legs again. I lost consciousness. That was the last thing I knew.
According to nurses at the hospital she is currently receiving treatment, Dupe would need nothing less N600, 000 for treatment owing to the severity of the attack.
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