I cut my wife into pieces to save myself – Lagos driver who killed his wife
Shakiru Bello, who was arrested for allegedly killing his wife, Sherifat, said he cut her remains into pieces to escape the wrath of her father, Akeem Atanda, and to avoid being prosecuted for her death, reports Punchng.
Shakiru added that after hiding her remains in different uncompleted buildings in Lagos, he fled to Ibadan, Oyo State. Sherifat’s head and neck were recovered in Morocco, Yaba, while other parts of her body were recovered in another uncompleted building on Moshalashi Street, Somolu.
Sherifat and Shakiru, who were married for over 9 years, were separated in July 2016. Sherifat had, however, last Monday reportedly demanded money for the upkeep of their three children. Shakiru was said to have invited her to a location where they allegedly met. She never returned home.
The victim’s father, Akeem, on Tuesday reported a case of missing person to the police, leading to a search for the suspect. A source said Akeem told policemen that an unidentified number called him that his daughter fell into a lagoon.
The source said, “The police tracked the number, and discovered that the caller was in Ibadan. He (Shakiru) was arrested and brought down to Lagos around 1am on Saturday.”
The suspect was said to have led the police to the two uncompleted buildings where the remains of the late Sherifat were recovered. Shakiru said, “After we separated, I secretly reconciled with her and we started meeting.
On the average, I gave her N15,000 in a week. On that Monday, she called me that she needed money and we agreed to meet. I gave her N10,000 that evening. I took her to my house on Olaleye Street, Somolu, around 12am. I went out to get her balm and some drugs.
Unfortunately, she died. I was afraid of her father, who didn’t want to see us together. Also, I couldn’t report to the police, so I decided to cut her into pieces.” A police source, however, said that Sherifat’s private parts were missing, saying the suspect might not be acting alone.