Osun woman accused of killing husband over infidelity is dead

Ifeoluwa Akanji who set husband ablaze in Osun

A woman in Koka area of Osun State Ifeoluwa Bamidele, accused of killing her husband Bolu Bamidele over alleged infidelity, has died.

Mr Bamidele died on Tuesday at the University College Hospital in Ibadan, Oyo State following referral from a private hospital in Osogbo, Osun State.

Bamidele, who was based in Cairo, Egypt, returned home last week to celebrate his wife’s birthday. His wife however began suspecting he could be cheating on her when she saw transaction details of a huge amount of money made by the deceased.

A member of Bamidele’s family said the matter went of control and Ifeoluwa’s younger sister, who was living with them, rushed out of the house to look for help.

Ifeoluwa allegedly set fire to the house and left her husband trapped in it.

“Ifeoluwa’s sister living with the family was the one that called people’s attention to the fire ravaging the house when she returned and saw smoke.

“They quickly rushed to the scene. Bamidele was trapped in the room for about 20 minutes before we could remove the burglar proof bars to enter,” the source said.

Since the death of Bamidele, the police have been on Ifeoluwa’s trail.

However, her body was on Friday identified by her brother-in-law Bode at the morgue of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Hospital, Jaleyemi Osogbo.

Hospital sources told PUNCH that Ifeoluwa was brought in on Thursday evening by a relative she reached out to from another hospital in Ilesa after she ingested poison.

The newspaper reports that a note allegedly written by Ifeoluwa was found which reads, “I did not kill your friend. You all know. I genuinely loved him and I still do even to the point of my death. Do findings everywhere, Omobaba and Fourty especially, I am counting on you guys. Boluwatife will appreciate this so much.“

Osun police spokesperson Yemisi Opalola could not be reached for comments.