Monday, 30 May 2016


Police say Oshodi wife(Roseline) killer husband Jafaru Sogei unstable mentally.

jafaru sogei killed his wife roseline in Oshodi lagos Nigeria
Wife killed by husband in Oshodi with Knife-Forty-nine-year old Jafaru Sogei, who allegedly killed Roseline, his wife of 26 years, last Friday, may be “mentally unstable”, the police said yesterday.
Acting spokesman of Lagos Command Chukwuma Ozoani, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), said there was possibility that the suspect is mentally unstable because he can

barely speak for now.
“We are carrying out various tests on him. There is the possibility that he might be mentally unstable. He might have psychiatric problem. He is in police hospital; we are checking his mental health. It is an all inclusive thing. He cannot stand on his own nor speak what we understand.

“He only looks and murmurs and so we are going the extra mile to look at the issues and observe him.”
Sogei was said to have ingested a poisonous chemical after allegedly slashing his wife’s throat and was found vomiting in the bathroom at about 4am.
It was gathered that he attempted to set the body ablaze before his son, Richard, saw him and raised the alarm.
Richard found his mother’s body when he went into the room to tell her that his father may be sick.

Neighbours quickly held Sogei, who was subsequently arrested by policemen.

The police rushed him to the hospital when his condition became critical.The police initially thought the suspect was on drugs, but later discovered that he might have ingested poison as his health was deteriorating. 

“He was rushed to the hospital and has been there since then. There is a possibility he is mentally unstable. Our psychiatric doctors are checking him. He is not in a good state at all. He took poison. He is not well so we are treating him at the police hospital.
“You cannot investigate someone who is at the point of death. But once he recovers, we would begin investigation into the case,” said a source.
It was gathered that Abiodun Odude, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) in charge of the SCIID spent several hours in the hospital on Saturday and yesterday.
Before the incident, it was learnt that Sogei had been warning his wife to stop collecting gifts from her relatives for the family’s upkeep.
The suspect, who is said to be jobless, had reportedly assaulted his wife and mother of his five children on some occasions for alleged infidelity.

According to Richard, who spoke with reporters last Friday, the suspect started acting strangely after allegedly killing his wife.

He said: “My three siblings, our aunt and I slept in the living room, while dad and mum were inside. Around 4am, dad called me from the bathroom. I went to meet him but he did not say anything. I went outside to urinate and when I came back, I checked the bathroom and saw him lying down, vomiting some black substance and excreting on his body. I think he poisoned himself. I told my aunt to wake mum up to attend to him. But she didn’t wake up. I shone a flashlight on her and saw blood on the bed with a wide cut in her neck. I fainted when we discovered she was dead.
“We later asked dad how it happened, he said somebody entered and did it whereas the compound gate is always locked in the night.
“It was mum that took care of us. She was the one sponsoring my elder brother, Collins, who just gained admission into a university in Abia State. I don’t know our fate now.
“The landlord of our former house on Michael Street sent us out because dad always quarrelled with mum. We were also sent away from Banjoko Street for the same reason.”
According to neighbours, nobody knows exact­ly what prompted Jafaru to murder his wife. “We didn’t hear them quarrel”, one the neighbours said. “We heard shouts from their room, we went in only to see that Jafaru has killed his wife. So, we quickly alerted Akinpelu police station.”
Narrating to Saturday Sun, one of the children, who was at the scene said he noticed that his father was very restless that night, but still didn’t know when, or why his father killed his mother, Roseline.
“I was watching TV around midnight. I noticed that my father wasn’t sleeping; he was restless and was walking around the house. I later went to bed only to be woken up by the shout of my mother as she has been murdered. She was bleeding from the neck and nobody seems to know what happened.”
According to neighbours, nobody not even the police could find the object that was used to stab Mrs. Sorgie. “We took pains to search the com­pound looking for the weapon used but couldn’t find it,” a neighbour told Saturday Sun.
It was also gathered that the alleged killer Jafaru and the deceased Roseline, have been married for over 20 years, and have produced five children. However, the union has been fraught with constant marital strife, abuse, accusations of infidelity and unending brutal assaults on the woman.
A close relation of the deceased, Mrs. Kate Yaku­bu told our reporter that on many occasions, Rose­line got fed up with the marriage over the abuse and moved to end the marriage, but she is always dissuaded by her in-laws who would continuously plead not to divorce her husband, their brother.
“There was a particular time they fought and he bit off her ear. Another time he almost strangled her to death with his bare hands, but she remained in the marriage because of her children. Rose was the breadwinner of the family. She worked so hard try­ing to feed her children. She sold fish and other ed­ibles to ensure that food was on the table, regretta­bly, Jafaru has not been a good husband. He always accused her blindly of infidelity that we know she’s innocent of. I’m so heartbroken,” she wailed loud.
Another neighbour, Simon described Jafar as a hostile man and hardly relates with anybody. “Ev­ery time we wonder how his hardworking wife copes living with him. He’s a very stern man that hates people relating with any member of his fam­ily”. 


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