Just few days to his wedding, a Lagos based business man, Arinze Ani, was allegedly stabbed to death by a teacher at a private primary school in Lagos.
The suspect Jacinta Igboke, is being held in police custody for the murder of her estranged lover.
Igboke reportedly stabbed Ani to death on Tuesday during an altercation at his shop on Old Ojo Road, Satellite Town area of the state.
Ani, who traded in soap chemicals, was planning to get married to a woman on January 4, 2020 after his relationship with Igboke collapsed. The relationship produced a boy, who is now 18 months old.
It was gathered that what started as true love in 2016 went sour shortly after Igboke got pregnant.
The matter, however, came to a head on Tuesday when the teacher went to Ani’s shop to collect money for the upkeep of their child.The encounter was said to have resulted in an argument during which Igboke knifed Ani in the chest.
The 29-year-old native of Ebonyi State narrated the chain of events leading to the incident to punch correspondent shortly before she was arrested by the police from the Satellite Division led by CSP Chike Oti, the Divisional Police Officer.
She said Ani’s parents were allegedly not in support of their relationship because she was older than him and he was supposed to marry a woman from his village in Enugu State.
She stated, “I am a primary school teacher. Arinze (Ani) and I got into a relationship in 2016. I got pregnant for him in the process but his parents said we cannot marry each other because I was older than him and that he must marry somebody from his village. He was born on November 19, 1990 while I was born on 29 October, 1990. They said they would only accept the baby.”