The embattled lawyer, Yewande Oyediran has described how she stabbed her husband, Lowo with a pair of scissors during an argument which resulted in the death of the Paris-based 38-year old business man. Giving her submission at the Oyo State High Court, Ibadan on Monday, Yewande admitted that she stabbed her husband in an attempt to defend herself during a hot argument that snowballed into physical assault on her, the Street Journal reports.
She said the crisis started on July 27, 2015 when she became aware that her husband had a child from another woman.
Yewande said on July 27, 2015, she received a call from the baby mama of her husband who claimed to be Lowo’s second wife. Shocked, she said she warned her husband to instruct the woman never to call her number again. She added that the woman called again on February 1, 2016 which further infuriated her. According to her, she asked her husband why her girlfriend kept calling her in spite of her warning against the action.
Yewande, who is a principal state counsel at the Oyo State Ministry of Justice, said her husband became suddenly enraged and went violent when she accosted him with the repeated calls from the mother of his baby.On February 2, 2015 when Lowo met his untimely death, Yewande said she stabbed him with the scissors when he attacked her upon complaining about the persistence in the unwanted calls from his girlfriend.
Upon interrogation, she however, said Lowo did not die as a result of the attack because it was not a deliberate attempt to kill him, stressing that she actually helped him to the hospital on the fateful day for medical interventions.
Contrary to the claims by the landlord, Yewande denied that she stabbed Lowo with a knife. She said the landlord declined to take Lowo to the hospital because his car was already stained with Lowo’s blood. He said it was another neighbor with whom she had had altercations the previous day that unwillingly took him to the hospital. She said she had quarrels with the woman because she put Lowo’s head on her chest while attempting to revive him during a fight with her (Yewande) the previous day.
She said she could not have deliberately killed Lowo because she loved him so much. According to her, it was Lowo that wanted to kill her because she complained about the mother of his child. The highly emaciated Yewande, said she did not know about the death of her husband until the next day because she was unconscious.
The presiding judge, Justice Multar Abimbola however, adjourned the case till July 10, 2017 for further hearing.