In what could be described as horror, a 63-year-old man has told a Magistrate Court sitting in Akure, Ondo state capital, that he thought he was killing a goat while he was slaughtering his own wife.
The man identified as Oluwatunbosun Fadahunsi who did not deny killing his wife Funmilayo, said he thought he was killing a goat.
He faces one count charge of murder before Chief Magistrate, Charity Adeyanju was said to have used cutlass to machete his wife to death on October 5, 2019 at about 6:30am, at Ita-Ipele Camp, via Owo Local Government Area of state.
When the court asked him if his late wife did not cry for help during the assault, the killer widower said “She cried for help. But at the point of matcheting her, her cry sounded like that of a goat. So, I thought I was actually killing a goat.
“It was after killing her that my eyes became clear and I ran away. I don’t understand how it all happened. Please have mercy on me,” he told the court.
He, therefore, begged the court for mercy, “We only had quarrel over our children school fees. I never knew when I matcheted her. It was after she died that I realized what I had done. Please have mercy on me and help me beg my children.”
The assassinated wife bore him five children. The eldest child is 22 years old, while the youngest is 8 years old.
The police prosecutor, Sergeant, Suleiman Abdulateef, told the court that he had filed an application for the remand of the accused person in prison custody pending the advice from the office of the Director for Public Prosecution (DPP).
The Chief Magistrate granted the prayer of the prosecutor and thereafter adjourned the case till January 13, 2020