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For Failing to Provide for Christmas Celebration, Woman Allegedly Stabs her Husband to Death in Lagos



The suspect, Christiana Odo

A Christmas Day tragedy occurred on London Barber Street, Majidun, in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State after a woman, Christiana Odo, allegedly killed her husband, Rominus, because he said he didn’t have money for food for the celebration.

When Christiana asked for the money, Rominus turned her down. This led to a fight, and she picked up a kitchen knife and stabbed her husband to death.


The case was reported at the Owode Onirin Divisional Police headquarters by the landlord.

“The woman asked the man for money for food, but the man turned her down, saying he didn’t have money. This led to an argument and the man hit her. They fought and the woman, in anger, went into the kitchen and got a knife with which she stabbed him to death. What attracted neighbours was the man’s scream for help as he was drenched in blood. The woman said it was not intentional,” a police source told PUNCH.

The Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, who confirmed the incident said that the suspect has been arrested and the corpse has been deposited in the Ikorodu General Hospital’s morgue.

She added that the case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Yaba for further investigation.

Photo Credit: PUNCH


  1. Realist

    December 27, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Such a Feminist!!

    • Engoz

      December 27, 2016 at 3:52 pm

      I hope this is sarcasm. Otherwise explain how this is feminist since feminism does not assign domestic roles on the premise of gender. Women and men are equally tasked in providing and taking care of their families. The scenario here is a consequence of patriarchy that strictly defines the roles between the sexes. Patriarchal customs once again have failed people like her and the deceased…living with ideologies that are not practical in today’s realities. Blame your patriarchy and leave feminism out of it.

  2. Darius

    December 27, 2016 at 9:51 am

    A man that can’t provide for his family is worse than an infidel. She shouldn’t have killed him though. Now she’s going to rot in jail.

    • Corolla

      December 27, 2016 at 11:55 am

      Really! Worse than an infidel? That’s rather harsh. If a man doesn’t have money, should he go and still ni? Things are very difficult for the average person in Naija now, haba.

    • Corolla

      December 27, 2016 at 11:58 am


    • EE

      December 27, 2016 at 12:29 pm

      If you lack money, don’t have a family.

    • Darius

      December 27, 2016 at 1:04 pm

      @Corolla, as EE succinctly puts it: if one lacks money, one shouldn’t have a family. What I still don’t understand is why poor people tend to have more children than rich people.

    • fabulicious

      December 27, 2016 at 1:12 pm

      No be Darius talk am sha, na so e dey for bible(for real)

    • Lilly

      December 27, 2016 at 1:44 pm

      This is true. What purpose are you fulfilling when you cannot provide as a man?

    • Tosin

      December 27, 2016 at 3:08 pm

      Unbelievable comment!
      A woman that sees another struggling in this economy and has no positive contribution to make but instead adds insult to injury is worse than a goat. And the one that now stabbed her husband to death is a goat possessed and a murderer.
      Are you being serious right now? You should take people’s lives because they have financial difficulty?

  3. that uptown girl

    December 27, 2016 at 10:07 am

    If he hit her and they were fighting and she then stabbed him, isn’t that self defence? With a good lawyer she will probably walk or get a lesser sentence but she will probably rot in jail over this. Messy situation.

    • Paul Adeyemo

      December 27, 2016 at 10:33 am

      Idiot, bcos a woman did the killing now, it’s self defence, you women are pathetic but if it’s the man, it’s domestic violence. Let her face the full wrath of the law.

    • nnenne

      December 27, 2016 at 11:30 am

      Am a feminist but am with you on this one, Paul!
      Doesn’t she have two hands?
      If the man cannot provide for you, provide for yourself! !
      If he is such a bad man, leave him.

      Well, in culture, where a woman literally serves a man, I guess, it’s his duty to be her provider. ..kind of a father or master figure.
      About time we look into our marriage system
      Is it a partnership or master/ servant relationship? ???
      RIP to the dead.

    • dupsy

      December 27, 2016 at 5:52 pm

      I am with you 100 per cent on this comment! Why can’t the woman go and find something to do that will benefit the family financially? Why does the average Nigerian woman always feel the need for her husband to pay her bills and that of the family for goodness sake? You know you have children and Christmas is coming, can’t you go and get work, sell akara, puff puff, moin moin in August, September, October and November before Christmas? Couldn’t she have engaged her kids when they were out of school and show them this is how to be financially independent when money is hard to get? She should have used the energy she used to fight her husband to do something more beneficial for her family. And those who are saying a man who can’t provide for his home is worse than an infidel, how do you know if he had been providing for his home but suddenly lost his job and needed the help and support of his wife to navigate this tough period? I really don’t know the whole story but from what I read, I feel the woman went to the extreme!

    • keke driver

      December 27, 2016 at 10:51 am

      Excuse you? Did you just say self defence?…..Child, you need Jesus @that uptown girl

  4. Paul Adeyemo

    December 27, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Nigeria women cannot a fly, this must be a fake news. It’s only Nigeria men that are violent. Fake frustrated feminist destroying marriages about with their flawed concept.

    • Cindy

      December 27, 2016 at 10:51 am

      So because she killed her husband, she’s a feminist? Just when I think you can’t be more stupid, you keep deteriorating.
      As for Mrs murderer, it was not intentional yet you used your legs to walk into the kitchen, pick a knife and came back to stab somebody’s son and brother abi? What are you expecting to happen when you stab someone with a knife? Kirikiri is your case.

    • EE

      December 27, 2016 at 11:43 am

      “What are you expecting to happen when you stab someone with a knife? ”

      She took him boasting he was superman literally.

  5. Ellena

    December 27, 2016 at 11:49 am

    A case of accumulated grudges… This can’t be just about ‘Christmas rice’

  6. Corolla

    December 27, 2016 at 11:56 am

    You carry knife and kill someone. What a lunatic. Hope she rots in jail.

  7. Cookie

    December 27, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    He couldn’t provide food or money for the celebration,and she couldn’t go out and look for work,or any job to also provide.. When did providing for the family become a man’s exclusive right?
    Quite sad that we still have women who wait on their husbands for everything..What happened to supporting your man with some things in the household?
    Shout out to all the widows who are depending on God and their hard labor to provide for their kids. Shout out to all the married and single women who are bring something to the table,who provide whether or not the husband does. Women who go out daily and hustle,wash clothes,sell food,become house maids,and those who work in multinationals.

    No way u won’t be bitter and angry when u rely on a man for everything,anger often leads to murder..

  8. hadiza

    December 27, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Well, one woman has done well. Congratulations dear, u are free from a monster. More women should follow this path. I don’t care what he did or didn’t do, I’m happy we have one less thing on this earth.

  9. OLD-GAL

    December 27, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    Is it just me or does anyone suspect the first comm-enter @realist is actually -realnigerian- ….?
    anyways………. what a sad situation, someone just deprived their kids (if they have any) of fatherly #LOVE #CARE #PROTECTION………………

  10. Mo'Diva

    December 28, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Does it worth it?

  11. OJ

    December 28, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Man kills wife becos of wanting will get 1000+ comments here with the ” men are this men are that”…woman kills husband over just ordinary xmas rice, some people here are rationalizing her devilish action/ what happened to the virtuous woman in proverbs 31 from the same bible some are quoting from? ” im a strong black independent woman my nansh!!! BN if u like delete my comment…just shows how hypocritical your blog is…gosh!!!!

  12. Eby

    December 28, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Every family needs christ, love and understanding

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