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TemitopeIt is the story everyone is talking about. Temitope Adebamiro, a Nigerian mother of 2 based in Delaware brutally murdered her husband Adeyinka Adebamiro by stabbing him on Thursday 23rd April 2015.

Court records in Delaware revealed that Temitope is claiming her husband cheated on her with multiple women including her sister and their nanny’s daughter.

However, since the story broke, online commenters who claim to know the couple have revealed that there is more to the story. With many claiming that Temitope’s story contains several inaccurate claims.

Esteban Parra of The News Journal reports; You can read the full story on the Delaware Online website HERE.

The Grisly Scene
The husband, 37-year-old Adeyinka Adebamiro, was found stabbed in a first-floor spare bedroom of the couple’s home in the 1300 block of Healy Court early Thursday, according to court documents obtained by The News Journal.

New Castle County police were called to the home at about 12:40 a.m. for an unknown problem. Arriving officers found Adeyinka Adebamiro unconscious with a stab wound to the upper body. New Castle County paramedics pronounced him dead at 1:37 a.m., said Officer Tracey Duffy, a county police spokeswoman.

The Couple’s History
The two had been married for more than 10 years.

The accused is has alleged that her husband physically abused her, even while pregnant with their two children.

She also told investigators her husband had been cheating on her with various women, including her own sister and the nanny’s daughter, papers said. The papers, however, did not say how old the nanny’s daughter was.

Trips to Nigeria
Temitope is claiming her husband sent her on multiple long trips to Nigeria in order to continue his affairs.

In one instance, she claims that after returning in December, she had to stay in a hotel near the Philadelphia airport for four days because her husband refused to let her into their Red Lion home.

He then paid for her to fly back to Nigeria for a few more months, according to documents. About this time, she learned that her husband had spent Christmas with the nanny’s daughter.

Compromising Photos
According to the records of Temitope’s statement, at some point, she saw several texts and images in her husband’s phone, which she took pictures of using her cellphone. Some of the pictures included images of her sister and the nanny’s daughter.

What Happened on the Night of the Murder?
Police learned the couple had been talking and watching television on the couch about 9 p.m. Wednesday. Temitope and her husband began arguing after he discovered the photos she’d taken on her cellphone and he began erasing them, according to court papers.

As he yelled at her, Temitope told police there was a power outage at which time she went to the kitchen until power returned, according to documents.

Investigators checked with Delmarva Power, which indicated no such power outage occurred at that time, police said.

Temitope then told police that when the power returned, she found her husband in the first-floor bedroom lying in the bed. As she got closer to him, she saw a knife on the ground which she picked up and took to the kitchen. according to documents.

As she put it away, she noticed blood on the tip and that’s when she realized that he was stabbed, the papers said.

Changing Story…
While not admitting to the killing, the court papers claim Temitope changed her story several times about what happened in the bedroom, including to say that she entered first and her husband followed her in with the knife but that he later dropped it.

Temitope suggested that her husband stabbed himself, according to the papers. The autopsy, according to the papers, said the homicide was a single stab wound just below the victim’s neck, about 2 inches off the center line. The stab was 4 inches deep and severed the victim’s carotid artery and jugular vein.

When police told Temitope that this was not a suicide, the woman “began nodding her head in agreement,” according to court documents.

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She has been charged with First Degree Murder and is being held without bail. Since the story broke, Nigerians all around the world have reacted in shock and disbelief.

65 Comments

  1. Marlvina

    April 26, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    Unfortunate!

    • MomWithaVoice

      April 27, 2015 at 8:34 am

      THis is just so sad. i pity the 2 kids involved in this whole nightmare. no matter the reason, there is no excuse for taking someone’s life. if the marriage was bad, why not leave????? why not get a divorce????? any other thing than kill a human being……. was she not thinking of her kids when she stabbed him??

    • Concerned wifey

      April 27, 2015 at 12:27 pm

      Bad as the situation is, she would have just ended the marriage! No need to commit murder and ruin your own life in the process.
      As she had all these evidence, including the physical abuses, all she would have done was turn them over to the police and she would have been sorted. Life abroad is not like some places in developing countries where women are subdued unfairly.

      Please fellow wives, if you find yourself in abusive marriage both physically or/and emotional, all your weapon should be directed at gathering as much as photographic and/or audio evidence as much as you can. Hand them over to the police, request to press charges, and you will be very well taken care of! Your abusive husband will be jailed!!!! and he will 100 percent loose all child custody plus restraining order to ever near you again. He will literary not set his eyes on his children ever again.

      Please No matter what happens, do not kill!!!

  2. U D

    April 26, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    She would’ve just divorced him and not kill him when she found out he was cheating on her.
    I feel pity for the kids
    Mama is gonna stay in jail while father is gone
    Sad.

    • Bolu

      April 26, 2015 at 5:50 pm

      Divorced him? How now when in Naija girls what to marry by fire by force like that is the ultimate achievement in life. By point is there is a lesson to be learned here and about marriage. It’s not for everyone.

    • Seriously

      April 26, 2015 at 7:23 pm

      Sometimes, divorce is not enough but if you love your life, you will go the safer route. The emotional, mental pain is so deep that you will want to cause a physical pain. It’s sad. If it’s true that he’s sleeping with her sister, then that’s just heartless from the husband and sister. The sister must be wicked to stoop that low. I’m sure, she was cheating too in response to his cheating.

  3. Diesel

    April 26, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    May be the husband have been abusing her emotionally for long & it’s has resulted to her being mentally retarded . Or na bipolar disorder neh?

    • ken

      May 7, 2015 at 7:08 pm

      ….lol!!! @her husbands cheating had made her mentally retarded or na bipol…

  4. bruno

    April 26, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    what a very vile woman. why would you kill ur husband because he cheated on u, can’t you pack ur bags and leave or even better, go and cheat back on him with his best friend or brother.

    ” Temitope told police there
    was a power outage at which time she went to
    the kitchen until power returned,”

    ” Investigators checked with Delmarva Power,
    which indicated no such power outage occurred
    at that time, police said”

    mumu woman, trying to blame it on PHCN,u think you are in nigeria, u don’t know u are in obodo oyinbo.
    that’s why I trust oyinbo people they will get to the bottom of it.

    ” Temitope suggested that her husband stabbed
    himself, according to the papers”
    why would he stab himself, is he doing penance?

    temitope, u are a nigerian woman and you don’t even know how to tell good lies. shame on u.

    I pity the two kids.

    • Wale

      April 26, 2015 at 6:29 pm

      Obviously you don’t know much about the Usa. They have power cut in some states all the time. Most of us that live in south florida can attest to this, they bring it back but it is common…

    • bruno

      April 26, 2015 at 7:11 pm

      @wale.
      reading is fundamental. when did I say they isnt any power outage in obodo oyinbo.

      take this plastic chair and sit ur mumu a$$ down.

    • Leah

      April 26, 2015 at 7:32 pm

      Did you not read? The point is not whether there is an occasional power outage in the US (which only happens sometimes due to harsh weather), there was none at the time she claim. It is always documented and the investigation proved that there was none at the time in question.

    • new bride

      April 27, 2015 at 12:56 pm

      Oga Wale! I live in South Florida too and we don’t have power cuts all the time.
      Maybe you need to have a conversation with your power company or just pay your bill on time lol!

    • Tumi

      April 27, 2015 at 4:29 pm

      This is how hatred starts on social network forum. ‘mumu’ is not necessary. Express your point and that’s ok. We can all gain intelligently from others. Contributors on bella come from various parts of the world. Some know better about an environment than others.

  5. Lilo

    April 26, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    All of you tapping into people’s mansions and range rovers, you see una lives? Tope and her husband lived in an $800,000 and was a Delaware big girl cruising around in a Range Rover and Benz…this marriage thing is not by force….and frankly is not for everyone. She is now a murderer all cos of a lousy marriage

    • hearsay

      April 26, 2015 at 6:11 pm

      From the comments I read on the original report, she was the one who was cheating, traveling to Nigeria for several months with several excuses and hosting birthday party for her young nigerian lover. There are even people are even willing to go and talk in court and talk their several contacts/storeis with her..

      She probably wanted his life insurance ( Or maybe I have watched way to many DATELINE).

      Here are my issues with the whole scenario

      1) if he was that bad, why not leave? They were stinking rich and they both live in America where the system would likely favour the woman and the kids. As a married couple, chances are that you would share your assets in half.

      2) the lies she told makes it hard to believe any other thing that comes out from her mouth. Period.

      3) it was premeditated murder. How did a knife end up on the top floor after NEPA took light??

      4) why be so selfish to kill off the father of your children – making them fatherless and impacting their future for life. GREED!! Need for money. Like she wanted a range rover before having a second child. Driving around Deleware with her Benz and range rover. smh.

      5) why would someone who was cheating (as she suggested) kill himself…most times its the person that is cheated on that would likely be depressed and consider suicide.

      like they say, there are 3 sides to a story – his, hers and the truth…well, he is no longer there to tell his own side, she is a proven liar and the truth may never be known…my prayers are for the innocent victims – their children! I cant even imagine how scared they would be for life…i hope they get adequate councelling and have a brighter future.

      I agree with you…ALL That GLITTERS AINT Gold….

    • Wale

      April 26, 2015 at 6:37 pm

      Owning a range or Benz is no big deal here, you buy on credit. It could be a lease, who knows? A $800k property could have been purchased for $200k a few years ago. Most Nigerians live an efizee lifestyle here, erhm-erhm, just like Nigerians everywhere else. Whatever the case, I don’t know why she is surprised her husband is cheating to the point of murdering him and altering her own life. 99% of Nigerian men cheat, maybe she didn’t get the memo. She should have divorced him and taken half of their shared property, then gotten herself a toy boy. She is very pretty, what a waste.

    • Uuu

      April 26, 2015 at 7:27 pm

      Wale there is no way a 200k house can become 800k. In Nigeria I bought a piece of land for 300k today it’s worth 5millin it has taken 7 years to appreciate

    • Segun

      April 26, 2015 at 9:42 pm

      Check your facts before saying such scrap you jumping off course,this is not about money. Where did you come up with that figure 99 percent.please stop saying such.

    • ATL's finest

      April 27, 2015 at 3:43 am

      Lol @ WAle that’s funny “CC comments” so true. That’s why I can envy nobody shit me. Degree gets U far and comfortable that’s all.

    • Fineola

      April 28, 2015 at 2:52 am

      Poor people always convince themselves that people who have money dont have money. Everything is not a big deal. Why dont u have a range rover and benz or live in an 800k house? It is very much a big deal when your mortgage is $3800 monthly and you are paying $1200 a month in car notes or lease. Everyone cant afford it. No one will give you a loan unless your debt to income ratio doesn’t add up. With that said, everybody cut your coat according to you size.

  6. miss max

    April 26, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    If you couldn’t stomach it why stay put? He has been battering you and you still stayed. Now he is dead, what will you tell your children, how will those children feel that their mother killed their father even if it is by accident? Woman know thy self !

  7. Zy

    April 26, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    Such a sad situation. Not saying what she did was good but at least for d sake of her children, she should have made a better decision than taking someone else’s life. Some women are victim of guys like this and Noone really know the true story. I just found out someone I’m involved with for year that every one knew us together just disappear for couple of days only to remerged married. I’m not going to stab him because no one is worth me being in jail. I think women need to learn and gain inner strength and know there’s more to life than cheating men. I Feel sorry for her kids

    • nene

      April 26, 2015 at 5:56 pm

      gbam

  8. tish

    April 26, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    She should have left him. What happens to the kids now? This life sha, some people have it way harder than others. Smh

  9. Carliforniabawlar

    April 26, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    This is why I say I can’t stay in an abusive (physical or otherwise) relationship….someone WILL end up dead, and while I’m not exactly sure who, it’s going to be a loose:loose situation for either of us, so it’s better pack my kaya comot before the kitchen gets too hot.
    In fact because of my volatile nature as a kid my mum stopped hitting way earlier than the other kids (even the boys)…the last time she shoved me, the kain eye wey I take look am, she never did it again.
    Who else watches the show ‘SNAPPED’? it’s about situations like this….it happens more often than we think. People sha need to know that leaving a bad situation is not just for emotional reasons (i.e. being happy), but it’s also very easy to find yourself on the wrong side of the law. What’s the percentage of women in prison because of spouse/domestic related violence again?? like 80%, if not higher.

  10. Mostest

    April 26, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    If a man has been abusing you verbally or physically, and you choose to stay, or never made any formal complaints, shut your stupid mouth. Women must learn to speak up, it’s better than bottling it inside and one day one kills the other. Such stupidity, NEPA took light in America. Is this how bad illiteracy and ignorance has gotten in this country? Such a lame excuse. How do such people get visas in the first place? Enjoy your stay in jail madam

  11. Vee

    April 26, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    Overrated Marriage

  12. orekelewa

    April 26, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    The woman story don’t add. Up.ure in a state wer d law is quiet “functional ” so y didn’t u walk away

  13. Naomi

    April 26, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    All of you saying she should have left, are very funny. Is it not the same mouth you would have told her “just manage all men are the same, at least you have range rover, stay for the kids, all men cheat anyway” Bet this woman was emotionally damaged and she lashed out…doubt if any jury would believe her story.

    • bruno

      April 26, 2015 at 8:53 pm

      @naomi

      I can never ever advice a woman or man to stay in an abusive relationship. neither can I ever say “all men cheat blah blah blah”
      pls don’t lump me up with others. thank u

  14. MrsWest

    April 26, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    This woman is a devil incarnate, i know her, she was picked from ibadan to marry a yankee pharmacy owner, the guy was doing great but his folks had to pick his bride hence the unfortunate situation of meeting this devil, she would go to Nigeria 6 months at a time leaving her 2 month old with the live in Nanny, her kids refer to the nanny as mummy and her as aunty cos they don’t recognise her as their mum. She once stole the guy’s $10k and fled to Nigeria, she came back and the guy took her back, whether na jazz i nor know o but this bitch had it coming, shame they guy i had to die, I sincerely wished this unfortunate incident happened with one of her lovers. Now her kids are orphans on top wetin. Olooshi oloriburuku alaye baje.

    • MrsWest

      April 26, 2015 at 7:28 pm

      *The guy*

    • huh

      April 26, 2015 at 8:42 pm

      So his parents had to go and ‘pick’ a bride for him a yankee based phamarcist? What century are we? Maybe that’s what started the dysfunctional marriage then.

      Prayers for the children.

    • Nubienne

      April 27, 2015 at 2:21 am

      Damn! Spill that tea!

  15. mary

    April 26, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    I know her too. She is a modern day Delilah. Greedy B..h.Yinka loved her, She would steal his money and go gallivanting with her numerous lovers, abandoning her family. She is the devil himself. I hope she is jailed for life. Elemi esu, eni aijiri

  16. Kiks

    April 26, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    & you know all this how??? Some ppl pass FBI when dem dey comment sha, so it should have been her that should have died or you they married, the relevance to this your bottom tunnel facts is beyond me o, is this really the right time to shame her or pray for her & the kids even if she killed him…e don reach wey we go start to dey investigate some commenters, MI5 & the secret service ain’t got nothing on y’all…

    • MrsWest

      April 26, 2015 at 10:44 pm

      Why should she not be shamed, its a small world we live in and ppl know each other regardless what you think, i couldn’t care less who he married fact is, she murdered her husband in cold blood and she should pay for it. should she not have thought of her kids before – around?

  17. Arin

    April 26, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    They’ve been married for more than 10 years, he was 37,they picked a bride for him at say when he was 26ish #confusedface is this some sort of Zee (Indian channel) story?

  18. nnenne

    April 27, 2015 at 12:34 am

    The man did not deserve to die, no matter what.
    This is what happens when people argue.
    May God help the poor kids.
    No one won… the father, wife, kids.
    May heaven help us.

    Again, let me remind all the readers that no one tribe in Nigeria has the monopoly of crime.
    Good people and bad people are everywhere.

  19. PD Young Billionaire

    April 27, 2015 at 1:20 am

    An adulterous woman either ends up killing herself or her husband.Women,beware!

  20. lacey

    April 27, 2015 at 1:23 am

    I guessed as much that it was a local woman that was hand picked from Nigeria to go and marry a prof breed! Even if the man was abusing her,all she could have done was to leave him and move on with life,like someone said earlier most Nigerian men are cheats.
    This case is the case of a woman who was reaping where she did not sow and if the man’s family really hand picked her to marry their son then good luck to them,because most Nigerian family members want to pick a woman they feel they can control and say their sons should come back home to get a wife,when there are Nigerian women here in the US. They want their son to go back home so they can pick a witch for him to marry,because most Nigerian mothers that are witches would prefer their sons to marry one,they are ones that will go check spiritual compatibility with the spiritualist and when son comes home with a christian girl,they will lie to him that they are not compatible,so they can carry out the plan of satan in their son’s life.!

  21. O

    April 27, 2015 at 1:50 am

    It’s sad because this man is dead and he is not here to protect his name and honor. Only the family and those close to them know the TRUE story. I know this mans brother and there has been on going incidents for years about how this woman cheated on the man. Ran to nigeria with his money to open beer palour. Sleeping with other men.

    Even the title of this post makes it seem as though he was caught cheating.

    I am sure they will soon get a lawyer to reach out to those defaming the mans character.

    What a shame

  22. mona

    April 27, 2015 at 1:50 am

    They were my church members and she’s popularly known as ‘i sell lace’. She’s highly promiscuous and that’s a known fact. If Yinka actually cheated, its because, he had enough of her disrespect and infidelity. Yinka was a man of noble character.

    • Blackcoffeee

      April 27, 2015 at 4:09 pm

      We know your type in church, you should be ashamed of yourself. Who are you to judge her???? She’s promiscuous based on what??

    • mawo

      April 27, 2015 at 11:14 pm

      I guess you’ll probably do the same. Read what his cousin wrote below, she even admits to not sitting at home….you’re probably the same….

  23. Tosin

    April 27, 2015 at 7:50 am

    lol @ power outage. in Delaware.

  24. Lastborn Usman

    April 27, 2015 at 7:59 am

    I wish she is privilege to read all these, but now “is too late for her when the head is cut off”. well, is a big lesson to all us not to take killing as an alternative to problems.

  25. Bvl

    April 27, 2015 at 8:55 am

    I feel so sorry for the kids .. This is so sad all around ..

  26. JAYNNE

    April 27, 2015 at 9:54 am

    she should have just left him

  27. OD

    April 27, 2015 at 10:48 am

    NIgerian women in the States are something elso. At the slightest provokation they pull out knife or gun. That was how my brother’s wife pulled a knife on him one time because she wanted my niece out of the house for reasons best known to her. My brother had to call in the police before the situation was brought under control. Because they feel they have upper hand in the States, they tend to misbehave.
    It painful when your husband cheats on you but not enough reason to pull out a knife to kill him.
    so sad.

    • misa

      April 27, 2015 at 11:12 pm

      please do not generalize, I am a God fearing Nigerian woman and I would never do this. keep in mind, upbringing and the fear of God are the key ingredients for a sane woman, anywhere in the world. Including where you are.

  28. kaybee

    April 27, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    If a cheating wife does not kill herself, she will kill her husband. Yoruba proverb.

    • scarlet

      April 27, 2015 at 5:16 pm

      Exactly what came to my mind when i saw this post, in this case, both is applicable! she is in the process of killing herself and she killed her husband already. feel really sorry for her kids….

  29. Blackcoffeee

    April 27, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    This is a sad situation especially for the kids, one parent is the dead and the other one will be spending the rest of her life behind bars. .. i just hope they find them a good home

  30. adebamiro Kunle

    April 27, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    Adeyinka is my cousin, I was part of d groom men for is wedding in 2006 D first day I saw tope in 2006 I knew she was a evil witch who never related with her husband family. Yinka parents never arranged dat witch for him to marry infact it was yinka who picked dat witch from d streets of ibadan and took her to America. Yinka parents and picked a girl from a responsible home to marry but yinka turned it down he wanted chose his wife! D last time I saw yinka was in 2013 we chatted for long and even lodge in d same hotel room am really moved to tears dat I will not see my favorite cousin again so sad! RIP Yinka will really miss u

    • Tundun

      May 4, 2015 at 6:11 am

      As a true cousin you might want to be selective with your choice of words. One day their children will have access to this postings and calling someone a witch is unspeakable.
      What goes on in a marriage is only between husband and wife

  31. adebamiro Kunle

    April 27, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    Adeyinka is my cousin, I was part of d groom men for is wedding in 2006 D first day I saw tope in 2006 I knew she was a evil witch who never related with her husband family. Yinka parents never arranged dat witch for him to marry infact it was yinka who picked dat witch from d streets of ibadan and took her to America. Yinka parents had picked a girl from a responsible home to marry but yinka turned it down he wanted chose his wife! D last time I saw yinka was in 2013 we chatted for long and even lodge in d same hotel room am really moved to tears dat I will not see my favorite cousin again so sad! RIP Yinka will really miss u

  32. Tumi

    April 27, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    Baba God knows best, in this situation the man picked his murderer and turned down his parents’ offer. They didn’t choose for him. Hmnnn

  33. bn lover

    April 27, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    Too bad somebody had to die….. Girls marriage is not a do or die affair. Some pple r not called into that ministry. Sweer Jesus have mercy on us. Eternal rest grant too him oh Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him…May he rest in peace. Amen.
    NB….all you tribal and ethnic fighters……did you read the heading of this story??? It said NIGERIA woman….not yoruba woman,igbo woman,ibibio,hausa,rich or poor woman. It said NIGERIAN. Let’s stop this unnecessary segregation so we can be united in our diversity.

  34. Bella

    April 28, 2015 at 11:38 am

    No man is ever worthy of your misery, sadness or life . If the situation is too much for you to handle, pack your bags and move out. There is honour and self respect in that, and with time all wounds heal, you have your children and you move on! Since when does marriage now end in death and jail, kai! Walk away and allow the man or woman be, marriage is not the be and end of it all! When will we learn this my naija people?

  35. Beverly

    April 28, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    Why are you all blaming her? In Nigeria der are only 2options-marriage or death.der is no 3rd option called singleness. Wen a single woman is taunted&told she amounts to nothing, why would she divorce her husband and become a single woman? She did d best she could with her limited options.

  36. gosh

    April 29, 2015 at 2:06 am

    wow i cant believe aunty tope did this. Uncle Yinka was a nice man always giving testimony in church about how God has blessed him now he is dead 🙁

  37. gosh

    April 29, 2015 at 2:12 am

    wow im shocked aunty tope cld do this. uncle yinka was a very nice man always giving testimony in church about how God has blessed him 🙁

  38. ike

    May 1, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    This is obviously a premeditated stab, she stabbed him once without her sustaining any bruise or some sort too.

    She must have stabbed him from sleep.

    I live in bear too and we attend same chr in Newcastle(rccg) she joined de choir few weeks ago tho I neva noticed him in chr, her husband has 6 pharmacy in philly (ATA Pharmacy) one in broad street. So sad such a young promising man died such a awful death. rip yinka
    Smh…rot in jail madam

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